MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Police said they received eight calls and eight names of possible suspects after local media reports aired showing two men attempting to break-in to a West Mobile home.
"One of them was wearing a baseball cap backwards. The other one was larger, and he had about shoulder length dreadlocks and tattoos on his arm," said Robert Hammon, the victim's son.
The victim said it all happened around 10 a.m. Friday, May 3 off Demetroplis Road.
Detectives working the case now have some leads.
"The detective that worked on our case was immediately concerned about it, and she started to do everything she could to make sure these guys got caught because it's happened so many times in our area," said Hammon.
He said a neighbor saw the men and called police. The two men stole one of the surveillance cameras and fled the area, but little did they know their images were already recorded.
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"The first thing I noticed is that our security camera was gone, so I was thinking maybe, if anything, we just got a shot of their face or something. But it turns out we got full shots of them trying to break into the door," said Robert Hammon.
Hammon's family home has sort of a reputation.
For the last three years, in either April or May, they have been the victim of burglary.
"The first time was in 2010 around this time, around April - the end of April, beginning of May. We got broken into, no signs of forced entry, we had $20,000 of items stolen from our house," said Hammon.
So, they purchased a dog, installed a home security alarm, and then finally bought their surveillance camera system.
"This is the first time that we dealt with a burglary situation and they have talked about actually finding the people, because the last few times they basically looked at us and said there's no chance," said Hammon.
Home surveillance cameras, like the one the Hammons' own, are available online and at retail stores for $200.
"It's a little bit of an older model, but it still works fantastic as you can see from the video," said Hammon.
This time, instead of filing insurance claim forms, the Hammon's spent their Sunday installing a new door.
Meanwhile, police continued looking for the two guys.
Neighbors told detectives they saw an early 2000 model white four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota with a license plate ending with 42.
Call Mobile Police if you know anything about this crime.
Mobile Police received eight calls with eight different names after viewers saw these two men broadcast on FOX 10 News and Fox10tv.com.
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