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CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Men seen at West Mobile home before electronics, family heirlooms stolen

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FOX10 News is committed to putting the spotlight on people “Caught in the Act”. Each week, we work with local law enforcement to show surveillance video in the hopes that you can help crack the case.

Mobile Police are looking for two men seen snooping around a West Mobile home before thousands of dollars’ worth of items went missing.

"It makes you not even be able to believe there are people who would do that kind of stuff,” said the homeowner, Elizabeth Horne.

Horne arrived at her house in the Smithfield Subdivision Tuesday afternoon to find all her cabinets open, and all her belongings rummaged through.

Her surveillance cameras show a man with most of his face covered by a hoodie knocking on the front door around 9 a.m. The man walks around the house and then knocks on the back door.

Another video starts with a hand covering that same camera. Then it's revealed there is a second man with a backpack, who is looking into the backyard. The second man is holding duct tape and a hammer.

The video also shows that the door to the family’s shed has been opened.

"They found a pitchfork and shovel on our property and used that to rip the screen out,” said Horne. “They pried the window open and broke the locks."

Horne says several things were taken from her home.

"Two laptops, an iPad, a Kindle, an old iPhone, two iPod's, an old iPhone about $50 in cash, and then they took a bunch of jewelry,” said Horne. "Family heirlooms, like my grandfather's wedding ring that was engraved with his initials -- who we named my son after. So we had that wedding ring we were saving for him. I had a pearl necklace from each of my grandmothers."

The family also found their dog locked in a room. Horne says whoever broke into her home took more than just her belongings; they also took her peace of mind. That's why she's hoping you can help identify these guys, and call Mobile Police.

"Especially when you have small children, because your home should be where you feel safe,” said Horne. “People like this make it not a safe place."

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