MARLOW, Okla. — Surveillance cameras captured a terrifying armed burglary near the town of Bray.
Russell, a Stephens County resident who didn’t want to share his last name, told News 4 there have been quite a few robberies in the area recently.
“Recently, there’ve been several break-ins in the area, and I’m sure the sheriff did all he could but they had nothing to go on,” Russell said.
Due to the rise in crimes, he decided to purchase surveillance cameras for his home.
However, he said he never thought they would be needed this quickly.
“First time I seen it, it bothered me,” Russell said as he described what his surveillance cameras caught Friday. “Two armed men coming into my home, breaking in, with their guns drawn and cocked.”
He said one of the suspects pried their way through the back door to get inside his house.
“It’s good I wasn’t home,” Russell said.
While watching the surveillance footage, he instantly noticed the thieves had their guns drawn while walking through his home. He said he can’t even begin to imagine what may have happened if he was home.
He said he doesn’t keep valuables around the house, and he was shocked when he saw what the suspects took.
“It’s stuff I probably haven’t used in six months or probably wouldn’t use in another six months; a bottle of Jack, a weed eater,” he said.
The alleged thieves even took one of his surveillance cameras.
He said he is glad he caught the crooks in action because, a few days later, authorities took the alleged suspects into custody.
According to the Duncan Banner, Andrew DeWayne Williams and Daniel Earl Sanford were arrested on Monday.
“If you get them on camera, a picture is worth a thousand words,” Russell said.