A young man and woman were caught by a hidden game camera at a Foothills home late last month.
"It's incredible. It's really really good, you can see a lot of detail," Pima County Sheriff Deputy Tom Peine said about the video.
They were also seen approaching the front door. The home is burglarized that same day.
"Typically, it's the female who attempts to make contact at the door, then, if somebody is at the house, they will just come up with a bogus name and say, 'We're looking for so and so,' who obviously doesn't live at that address, and then they simply apologize and walk away because now they know the house is occupied. if not, then we see what happens," Peine said about both the behavior in the video and how pairs of burglars can work in general.
Pima County Sheriff's detectives traced the stolen items to a pawn shop and a short string of addresses that led them to charge 25-year-old Courtney Alanne Bailey and 28-year-old Adam Michael Baca with second-degree burglary.
But whether this pair was also seen in another video released this week in which the pair disconnected a surveillance camera while they looked around outside but don't steal anything is unknown.
"We're looking into that, we're looking into the possibility, it's really too early to say at this point," Peine said.
The story also served a reminder that the sheriff's department auxiliary will video record your items for you for free, so that you have a record of your belongings if they are stolen. That helps detectives trace the exact items that were taken in a burglary.
Detectives say they suspect the two may also be linked to other burglaries in the area.
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