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4 Orlando homes broken into by brazen burglars

Surveillance video captures pair busting through glass doors

ORLANDO, Fla. – Police hope surveillance video will help nab a pair of brazen burglars believed to be responsible for at least four break-ins over the last two weeks.

Orlando police investigators said three of the burglaries happened in the Delaney Park area of the city, while one happened at a home near Leu Gardens on Reppard Road.

Surveillance video from inside one of the homes shows two young men looking through a back window to see if anyone was home. They are then seen breaking through a glass door to get inside, where they steal a 55-inch screen television and an Xbox console.

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Michael T. Rudd told News 6 the same thing happened to his home one block away last week. He said his wife first noticed something was wrong.

"She noticed the door had been broken," he said. "The glass door had been broken out."

Inside, he said the thieves had stolen jewelry, a safe box full of valuable papers and his big screen television.

"Personal things like from my father, from World War II. They can never be replaced," he said. "They didn't have any value except personal value."

Rudd told News 6 landscapers working in the area first alerted neighbors to a suspicious car driving in the area. Soon afterward, he said the burglaries started.

Orlando police said a dark orange or red SUV was seen around at least two of the homes that were broken into.

Anyone who has any information that can help Orlando police is asked to call Crime Line at 800-423-TIPS.


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