Detroit homeowner: Man attempted to break-in 4 times in 1 day - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Detroit homeowner: Man attempted to break-in 4 times in 1 day

Posted: Updated:
Surveillance image of the suspect captured by Tomas Zuniga's camera. Surveillance image of the suspect captured by Tomas Zuniga's camera.
DETROIT (WJBK) -

It was Monday morning on the city's southwest side when someone tried to break into the place Tomas Zuniga has called home for 18 years.

Zuniga has mounted cameras to catch any crooks trying to creep into his house.  One of those cameras captured a man walking up to the door and knocking. Zuniga picks up the story from there.

"He tries to open the window, push the window open. He runs back to his car to get a crow bar."

"Kind of opens it up like four inches and he can't get it open. He tries again, and then he hears a car. He hides for a minute. He tries to go back at it trying to open the window."

"He sees the car is turning into the driveway. He runs away."

The next door neighbor had come home. However, we're told the same guy tried four times that day to get into Zuniga's house in broad daylight.

"They put me on hold for over a half an hour. Finally got through to police, and they just told me they couldn't make it," Zuniga said.

But we're told they made it out in December when the same guy and another person broke-in stealing some costume jewelry and other inexpensive items.

"They kind of thought that they knew who they were. They were even mentioning names," Zuniga said.

This homeowner was feeling hopeful like DPD was "going to do something about it."

"I want to make sure my family is protected. You know, people like him, he's going to come back, and we don't want that," Zuniga said.

Zuniga was told that if he did not hear from a detective by Wednesday he should call back, but he did not want to wait, so he called us. He wanted people to see the suspects. Maybe someone will recognize them, do the right thing and call police.

DPD said they are aware of this case and do want take a good look at the video.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:25:26 GMT
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:51:50 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

  • Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:37:16 GMT
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices