Soldier stationed in Iraq calls the police to tell them he can see two burglars at his home in Chicago
Soldier stationed in Iraq calls the police after he has seen two burglars at his home in Chicago after he has seen them on his doorbell camera via an app on his phone
- A soldier stationed in Iraq saw two men break into his garage
- Soldier Richard Wharton was 6,500 miles away and connected to a camera using an app on his phone when he saw the burglars walking with his tools
- When calling local law enforcement authorities, the police were able to arrest the suspects
- Andres Gutierrez and Brandon Shaw were arrested Friday around 2.30 am and charged with three counts of burglary
He may be more than 6,000 miles away, but that didn’t stop a soldier stationed in Iraq from calling the Chicago police after seeing two robbers in his house.
Private Richard Wharton viewed his doorbell camera via an app on his smartphone when he noticed that two people were leaving his garage with some of his power tools.
He immediately called the Park Ridge police to warn them of the suspected theft and explained how he had video evidence of a crime being committed.
Andres Gutierrez, left, and Brandon Shaw, right, were arrested Friday around 2.30 a.m. and charged with three counts of burglary
Park Ridge police responded quickly and saw and saw two men weighed with the stolen power tools according Fox32.
Andres Gutierrez and Brandon Shaw were arrested Friday and around 2:30 am and taken into custody.
“He saw it and looked at it and communicated great with us and called us right away,” said Tom Gadomski with the Park Ridge police.
Soldier Richard Wharton was 6,500 miles away and using an app on his phone connected to a doorbell camera he saw the burglars walking with his power tool
The camera clearly captured the men who walked out of his garage full of tools. They were arrested a short time later
“We had officers in the area and found the perpetrators and detained them.”
Police say they are also suspected of stealing items from parked cars in the area.
Gutierrez and Shaw were charged with three counts of burglary.
“The Park Ridge police station expresses our sincere appreciation to soldier Richard Wharton who, while protecting his overseas country, also helped his police station in his hometown to arrest two burglary suspects,” the police wrote in a statement.