Frightening Video Of A Home Break-In

A surveillance camera captured a pair of burglars as they attempted to rob an Orinda home.

The images are frightening. A car pulls into a driveway. Two women get out and walk to the door. They stand waiting for someone to answer. When no one does, they return to the car and two men get out. Hiding their faces from the camera they obviously know is there, they go to the door and one smashes it with his foot until it opens. They go in the house, and run out a few seconds later, empty handed. The car drives away. The camera keeps rolling for two minutes. 

The video was posted on YouTube from an Orinda neighborhood. This is why it's a good idea for neighbors to watch out for any suspicious-looking activity. 

Dive Turn Work February 05, 2013 at 03:52 PM
You might consider taking it yourself.
anon February 07, 2013 at 06:51 AM
What part of Orinda? Kudos for having a security camera. I've always thought it would be fun to have one, even if it only captures small animals. :p
Bailey Lee February 07, 2013 at 06:18 PM
FYI: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/3-family-members-shot-in-Vallejo-break-in-4259983.php Guess they shoulda just called the cops and then beg for mercy and stall for time, right?
XBerkeleyite February 07, 2013 at 08:46 PM
@Bailey: Wait and pray that the wounds are not fatal, I guess. My sympathy to the victims. Vallejo has more than its share of crime and a stressed police dept. spread too thin. According to citizens' reviews, response to 911 calls can take as long as 45 minutes plus. Not much good in a life threatening, weapons related emergency. This incident is an example of the need for Castle Doctrine, and reason for defensive lethal force, in my view, not that one should take its application lightly. You never know how effectively you will handle something like this until it happens.
Bailey Lee February 07, 2013 at 09:39 PM
And reality keeps getting stranger and stranger... http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Massive-manhunt-on-for-ex-cop-accused-of-killing-3-4258047.php#page-2


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