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
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(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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Ellie Oaks
Jun 23, 2014 5:24 PM CDT
Burglary can happen anytime because criminals are to be found everywhere right? So what's the big deal with this? Of course, basically it's all about your safety! What if you witness personally burglars breaking into your house and practically you would get hysterical and with that I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have an ample amount of time to call help and most impossibly would be to call 911 right? So with this situation, I came to a thought of looking for some app which would help me in times of emergencies like this and fortunately I found Safetrec and Safekidzone at Google Play which happens to be available at all app stores. Just a click would save me you from harm, trust me. Simply click this links to know more. http://safekidzone.com/#!/page_home and www.safetrec.com
winterfairy
Dec 27, 2011 12:06 AM CST
That's a pretty cool setup. He should sell that.
wd56
Dec 22, 2011 12:02 AM CST
Won't be surprised to soon hear that the Thief is suing this guy for taking his pictures without permission