$12K, guns stolen from Kissimmee home; Suspects caught on surveillance



KISSIMMEE, Fla. - WFTV obtained surveillance video of four burglars breaking into a home on Forest Ridge Lane at the Weston Reserve subdivision in Kissimmee.

Authorities said the men entered the home and stole $12,000 in cash from a safe, more than $40,000 in jewelry, several electronic devices and five guns.

Authorities said the burglars could be as young as 17 years old. Police believe they scoped out the neighborhood and knew many people had gone to work for the day when they struck.

The victim told Channel 9 he's devastated. He said he had been saving the money in the safe for a long time.

But a house across the street had surveillance cameras rolling, and they show one of the burglars running to the getaway car holding a rifle.

"All the door frames were broken, the beds and mattresses and box springs knocked onto the floor, clothes knocked onto the floor," said neighbor Jay Parsons.

Parsons said he can't believe the burglary happened in broad daylight as a mailman made a stop a few feet away while the thieves were still inside.

One shot from the surveillance video shows the getaway truck parked close to the garage, where police said the thieves loaded up the stolen goods.

It appears the thieves checked out other houses before breaking into one, police said.

The video also shows their truck going up and down the street. Police hope video of the truck can help them identify the suspects.

The truck is described as a white Honda Ridgeline. Investigators said there are only about 80 of the trucks in all of Orange and Osceola counties.

"We need to find them. We need to find the firearms. We need to get them and the firearms off the street," said Stacie Miller of the Kissimmee Police Department.

Detectives are checking with local pawn shops to see if any of the stolen items turn up.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kissimmee Police Department.