Website Helps Nab Central Gardens Burglar
(Memphis) The Benitone family’s security was shaken last month when a burglar broke into their Central Gardens home.
Tyler Benitone said, “We left the house about 3 o`clock and someone intruded through the back door of our house kicked the door in and took two laptops.”
Tyler Benitone turned to technology for help.
“I said alert the neighborhood that someone in the neighborhood trying to take our stuff,” said Benitone.
His family posted about the burglary on next door.com. It’s a website they joined just a week before. His neighbor Tracy Wiswall saw it.
“On a whim I decided to check the cameras that I have around the house to see if I saw anything suspicious,” said Wiswall.
Wiswall’s security cameras captured an image from an ally behind his home.
Wiswall said, “At first I just thought he was walking around back and then he ducked into one of my neighbor’s backyards and that kind of put it past suspicious into I need to turn this over to somebody.”
Three days later police found the man wearing the same clothes. He was walking in the neighborhood after another burlgary. Police now believe he is connected to two other break-ins on Melrose and Goodbar.
“Its unfortunate someone broke into our house but our neighbors are watching each other and at least have a system to keep us safe,” said Benitone.
Wiswall added, “Even though I know my neighbors on this block I don`t know my neighbors on the block where it occurred so I probably would not have heard about it.”