Burglar of 84-year-old woman may be connected to string of break-ins

Detroit police are hoping an elderly woman's home security video is what it will take to lead to the arrest of burglars.
A burglar breaks into an elderly woman's house but was caught on camera.

These thieves that Detroit police are looking for, don't seem deterred by locked doors or security systems.

They'll even steal in broad daylight, but now police have got a good look at them, they are hoping it's enough to end this crime spree.

At 84, Elizabeth Morrow isn't going to stand by and play the victim.

"I had the gun in the bed with me," Morrow said. "So after he took that off, I guess he discovered the gun."

"No one is going to run me out. I'll be taken out but i won't be forced out of here."

Two years ago, around when her husband died, she got a home security system.

"I've got cameras in every corner of the house," she said.

And now, she's hoping it pays off.

On Thursday as she left for an 11 a.m. doctor's appointment, someone came in through her unlocked back door.

You can see him leaving her home..

"Everything he took was wrapped up in that blanket," Morrow said.

Detroit police say this is some of the best home security videos they've ever seen.

Providing another key clue, the crook taps on the back of the trunk, likely signaling to a driver to pop it open.

The crime matches at least six other recent break-ins in the area - crimes FOX 2 first told about earlier this month - break-ins in the Sherwood Forest, Green Acres, and University District areas.

A silver or gray Pontiac Grand Am was seen backing into a drive way while someone breaks-into a home and steals whatever they can grab.

This theft closely mirrors another crime caught on video on the eastside of detroit..This happened on April 17.

Here you see a man throw what appears to be a rock through the window at a home on Cadieux Street. Like the other crime on camera, this crook gets away with a gun among other things. 

 Police are taking a hard look at both cases to see if they may be related and hope the clear pictures from the video will lead to a capture soon.

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