Suspects caught on camera attempting to break into Denver7 employee's home

Posted at 11:47 AM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 21:47:36-04

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Security alerts pinged on a Denver7 employee's phone, alerting the person to activity just outside the person's home. 

"I was shaking pretty good," Denver7 employee Deb Stanley, of Debbie's Deals, said.

In real time, Stanley watched two unknown people approach her home.

"They grab the camera and they turned the camera," Stanley said. "Now I know something's wrong."

Calls rang out to neighbors, police and significant others, and officers quickly responded. 

Before 9 a.m. Tuesday, police arrived at the Broomfield home, confronting the two suspects, described as women with the lower thirds of their faces covered. 

Officers say the women ran to get into their vehicle -- a red Jeep -- and sped away, driving over a neighbor's mailbox to escape. 

A four-mile chase ended when police protocol deemed officers should call it off for safety purposes. The investigation ensued thereafter.

Police say the suspects had a key, obtained from a vehicle break-in on Sunday. The key was actually to a neighbor's home, so the suspects failed to enter the home they selected.

Police say they're searching for the two suspects and a getaway driver but remind homeowners there are some simple ways to protect themselves.

"The biggest thing is basically closing garage doors, securing doors, keeping your car doors locked, removing valuables from them," Broomfield Police Public Information Officer Joleen Reefe said.

Tips can be called into 303-438-6400.

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