Detroit woman's cameras roll as house gets broken into

- Thieves targeting an elderly woman two times may not have realized, they were being watched and their faces clearly recorded.

"Right now I'm very shaken. I'm very afraid," said Lillian Williams.

Williams' house was robbed twice, most recently on Wednesday, when cameras caught the suspects red handed.

"I shouldn't be afraid to live in my own home," said Williams.

The house, which is equipped with surveillance cameras, is on Plainview off Fenkell near Rosedale Park. Her security video recorded the guys stealing anything they liked.

Lillian's son says crimes like these have been on the rise in this area.

A lot of these young guys in this neighborhood, they're not doing anything with themselves and they're trying to take from others," said Maurice Williams. "That's the problem."

The most recent robbery happened in the middle of the day, when Lillian was at work.

"In the broad daylight, that's a lot of nerve," Maurice said. "That's a whole lot of nerve."

Detroit police are still investigating and want you to give them a call if you know these men. It would help this family sleep better at night.

"We want to get the message out there that this is happening in this neighborhood," Maurice said. "My mother has been in this neighborhood since 1976. She's still a working woman at 70 years old. She shouldn't have to go through this."

The positive side of all this, the family is very relieved that they decided to invest in home security cameras. Because now that this story is out there, they believe, the thieves won't pick their home again.


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