Theft Victim Relies on Neighbor’s CCTV for Evidence
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If only Rosean Delph had realized that before her home was burglarized twice over a two day period. Her home was burglarized on April 20 and April 21. Luckily for her, her neighbor had a surveillance system with outdoor cameras that was able to capture both incidents as the thieves made off with her possessions.
Thanks to her neighbor’s CCTV security surveillance system, the police now have a positive identification on the man who stole her Delph’s property. Better than that, Delph was able to give them a copy of the video that shows the suspect entering and exiting Delph’s home with her stuff. This is conclusive evidence that will not and cannot be disputed in court. This is exactly the kind of proof that can be provided for you through the latest CCTV security surveillance technology.
According to Delph, the suspect and his accomplice first attempted a burglary on April 20th around 7:50AM. However, the two men were scared off by Delph’s son, who was sleeping on the cough at the time of the attempted burglary. She said the two suspects came back the next morning at 9 a.m., crawled through the same window and stole her 32-inch flat-screen TV and DVD player.
“I came home, and when I walked in the front door, I heard the back door slam,” Delph said.
She said she ran around the house, but there were no suspects or cars in sight.
She talked to neighbors and one who is part of the Mitoff Neighborhood Watch provided Delph with surveillance video from her home-security camera.
Delph said she gave the video to a Columbus police liaison officer days later and a robbery detective called her.
Columbus’ Sgt. Rich Weiner said the detective did not get the video until eight days after the robbery and when he looked at it days later, it wouldn’t play.
“Unfortunately after they spoke, it was viewed, and the detective found out the flash drive was incompatible and was not able to be viewed,” Weiner said.
CPD said when it gets new video from the neighborhood block-watch person, detectives will do a photo lineup for Delph. This will surely lead to the capture of the suspect and a conviction.
“Property crimes usually take more time to investigate than crimes against a person,” Weiner said. He said that length of time for a property crime is not out of the ordinary.