Doorbell camera catches home invasion in East Dallas

Home burglary suspect caught on camera

DALLAS – A doorbell camera captured a burglar, moments before he broke into an East Dallas home and recorded him as he ran away with a stolen purse and wallet early Monday morning.

Video of the criminal’s face and features couldn't be clearer.

"I mean clear as day. We have screen shots of him. He looked directly into the camera," said Ket Rasasack, homeowner.

It happened at 5:42 a.m. Monday at a home in the Claremont addition in East Dallas.

"As I talk about it more and more I get angry," added Rasasack.

She woke up her husband when she heard noise in the other room.

"I can literally hear the door opening and somebody running off," said Mouk Chounlamany, her husband. "So I grab my hammer and I said 'it's going to go down.' I'm going to take this guy out. He doesn't know I'm coming. And if he sees me it's gonna happen. That's what's going through my mind."

The burglar was apparently spooked by the couple and only got away with her purse and his wallet.

Video shows the young man carrying those under his arm with a mini cigar tucked behind his ear.

Dallas Police arrived 90-minutes later and agree the burglar entered through an unlocked window. Detectives are currently trying to identify the individual seen on the video.

The doorbell was just one deterrent. This couple did everything right. Porch lights were on, a security sign was planted out front in the flower bed, one car was on the street out front and the second was parked in the driveway. They even had a privacy fence installed recently. Still, nothing seemed to stop him.

"This guy he literally disregarded everything. He didn't even care so that means he wasn't even thinking," explained Chounlamany.

He was a military police officer in the U.S. Air Force and is going all out now to increase the protection of his home. He’s adding four new cameras, new window sensors, purchased a 9mm pistol with hollow point bullets, and adopted a second dog.

Chounlamany is also changing the settings on his burglar alarm.

"No, I'm not messing around,” he added.

Rasasack is seven-months pregnant, the couple has lived here less than 30-days and now a home invasion; it’s a lot of life experiences all at once.

Still, they are hopeful police will catch the man their camera already captured.

Copyright 2016 WFAA


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