One arrested, two more sought in rash of Titusville home break-ins

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. —

Police in Titusville are working to catch a group of armed thieves who are burglarizing homes.

Home surveillance video shows three men walking up to the back door of one home on Royal Oak Drive while the homeowner was inside.

In the video, one of the men can be seen trying to slide a door open while holding a handgun.

"Eventually, cases like this will end up with somebody getting hurt, and we don't want that," said Sgt. Glen Hamann of the Titusville Police Department.

That incident is just one of several to happen near the 3500 block of Royal Oak Drive.

In one case a neighbor described thieves stealing items just feet away from sleeping children.

"They went right into their son's room. This all happened in the morning and they were all asleep," said resident Richard Riddle.

"It's scary. It just frightens the heck out of you," said resident Ryan Levann.

Police arrested Dontrevius Byron, 17, late Thursday in connection with the break-ins. The two remaining people in the video, who haven't been caught, concern police.

"If you have the audacity to go into somebody's home while they are sleeping, there is no limit to what could happen inside, especially if they are interrupted," said Hamann.

"Be careful, be vigilant, protect yourself," said Levann.

Channel 9's Roy Ramos learned that Byron was just released from jail after being charged for the same type of crime -- breaking into occupied homes.