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More victims of doggie door bandits speak out as Denver police step up patrols

DPD asking neighbors to be vigilant
Posted at 10:00 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 00:28:19-04

DENVER — It's video that has an entire Denver neighborhood on edge.

It shows two young men breaking into a home through the doggie door in Denver's Cole neighborhood. One of them looks like they're carrying a weapon.

After first showing you the video Monday, more victims reached out with similar stories.

A woman wanted to tell her story but is too scared to show her face after an eerily familiar break-in at her Denver home two weeks ago.

"Two kids running with backpacks and a trash bag,” she said. “They took a PlayStation, Xbox. They took money.”

Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks lives mere feet from where this break-in happened.

"I very concerned,” Brooks said. “Especially when we learned this was across the street.”

Brooks said a neighbor texted him the video from Monica Mitchell's Ring doorbell after our story ran Monday night.

It shows two young men, one apparently armed, breaking into her home through a doggie door.

"On our text chat, everyone was like, ‘Oh my goodness. I can't believe this! We have kids that sometimes we have to leave alone,” Brooks said. “I think there is a lot of concern.”

Brooks immediately called Denver police who promised changes in his neighborhood.

"It's deeply concerning,” he said. “We're going to make sure we have patrols in the neighborhood, and we're going to make sure we have some undercover folks.”

Denver police said they have no suspects. They're asking the public to be vigilant.