CRIMETRACKER: Woman captures breaker box burglar on camera


Most thieves are looking for an easy hit.

Jennifer Munoz admits that her home was the perfect target.

“He could see right in. He knew I wasn’t home,” said Munoz.

Munoz lives near Oakey and Rancho. Her home was broken into just after 12 a.m. and she captured the thief on surveillance camera.

In the video, the man walks over to her breaker box.

“It was unsecured,” Munoz said. “He simply opened the lid and switched off the breakers so that all of the cameras would no longer work.”

The screen goes black and then, the invader kicks in her door.  

“He took seven Tiffany pieces. I mean thousands of dollars of stuff, ” Munoz added.

Munoz says he stole designer handbags, prescription glasses and rare comic books.

“The only thing I really care about is probably the least expensive thing,” said Munoz.

He also stole a necklace given to her from her late grandmother, Jenny. She was named after her.

“That’s the truth. That’s the thing that really gets to me,” Munoz said.

Munoz keeps a lock on her breaker box now and told her neighbors about it, too. She hopes they won’t make the same mistake she did.

Police recommend buying a lock for your breaker box and advise securing your windows when you leave your home.

Munoz says she also plans to get a back up generator. 

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