Evacuated Family Catches Looter on Security Video

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A North Charleston family evacuated their home Thursday, only to find out someone broke into their home while they were gone.

Fortunately, it was all caught on camera.

Angela Jones said she has a security system on her phone, called Canary, that notified them at 9:15 p.m. Thursday that someone was in their house.

“We were here with some family outside of town and our phone notified us there was activity within our home,” Jones told ABC News 4’s Dean Stephens. “She was only in the house a couple of minutes but hopefully police will be able to find her.”


Still image of security footage from inside Angela Jones’ North Charleston home. WCIV

They called police who, as of 11:15 p.m., were still at the home fingerprinting inside the house.

Jones has no idea who the woman is.

“I’ve never seen this woman before in my life,” she said.

She’s not sure yet what was taken.

“It kind of looks like she’s carrying some clothes and blankets,” Jones said. Their television and Xbox were untouched.

The family evacuated to keep their children safe.

“My husband and I left town because we have two small kids, one actually with a heart defect, and we didn’t want to run the risk of something happening and not being able to take care of our babies.”

Jones said it was shocking to see someone in their house.

“It was very upsetting. At first I called my mom to make sure she didn’t send anyone inside our home to do anything.”

Social media has been full of reports this week of attempted looters but police across the Lowcountry have denied any reports.

In this case, the proof was all on camera.

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