Monday 16 September 2019

Nanny cam captures chilling moment armed intruder crawls towards sleeping family

David Kearns

A chilling video shows the moment a burglar gripping a knife between his teeth crawled along a bedroom floor inches away from a sleeping family.

The footage, captured by a New York family’s nanny camera, sees the burglar breaking into the house and makes his way through the home looking for valuables to steal.

The armed intruder spent nearly 40 minutes going from room to room before sneaking into a bedroom where a couple were sleeping with their three children.

The nanny camera footage shows the man crawling on his hands and knees through the bedroom with a knife in his mouth.

Credit: NYPD
Credit: NYPD

According to New York police, who released the video, it was the sound of the burglar lifting a mobile phone off the dresser by the bed that woke up the family.

The footage cuts out as the father jumps up to tackle the armed intruder.

NYPD said that the burglar fled the home when confronted and that they are still searching for him.

The suspect, who was wearing a beanie and sweater, has been described as 6 feet 2 inches and 200 pounds.

He was wearing all black clothing and a black snow hat with the word 'diamond' on it in red and white lettering.

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