IT Guy Foils Burglar From 6 Blocks Away

Motion detector in apartment sent images of break-in to his smartphone

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 21, 2011 5:52 PM CST

(Newser) – A burglar made a huge mistake yesterday when he decided to break into the Manhattan apartment of a computer geek who had set up a motion-detecting camera that transmitted photos directly to his smartphone, reports the New York Post. Levent Cetiner was six blocks from his home when he received an email showing a thief looting his stuff.

Cetiner called 911 and raced home where he banged on the door and yelled, “You’re being recorded, and the police are on the way!" The cops arrived, and Cetiner showed them the footage while the burglar was still inside. Eventually the bandit fled by fire escape and was nabbed in a nearby courtyard by police.

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