Burglars targeting Conway homes in broad daylight



ORLANDO, Fla. - Residents in Orlando's Conway neighborhood said they're dealing with a rash of burglaries in the middle of the day.

Police said the thieves kicked in the front door of at least three homes in two days in the Dover Shores neighborhood along Conway Road.

One resident told Channel 9's Kristyn Caddell he was able to videotape the criminals carrying out his neighbor's brand new television.

David Dinocola returned home to find his front door kicked in.

"This was midday in the afternoon," he said.

But neighbor Andy Stafford called 911, saying he heard a pounding and banging noise and then saw the thieves carrying out the television.

Stafford was able to record the burglars and turn the footage over to authorities.

"These criminals are being brazen about it, committing in daylight," said Sgt. Jim Young of the Orlando Police Department.

But Dinocola's house wasn’t the only one hit, and Young said the department will add extra patrols to the area.

Police said the thieves are checking to make sure no one is home before they kick in the doors and head inside.

A mother of three said she happened to come home right as her laptops and other electronics were being taken.

"I was chasing them side by side with my kids next to me," the woman said. "I'm like, 'Hey, that's my stuff. What the heck."

The Conway community Facebook page is proving to be an outlet for residents to warn each other and help with repairs.

"You might know your neighbors next door and across the street but it's too hard to know everyone social media is a good, too," said Dinocola.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.