Las Cruces Man Catches Burglars in the Act While on Vacation in Hawaii
Talk about being caught in the act, these thieves didn't know they were being watched all the way from Hawaii.
The Las Cruces resident who resides in the Las Colinas area in Las Cruces was on vacation in Hawaii when he decided to check his home video surveillance camera from an app on his smartphone.
The resident checked his video surveillance around 3 p.m. on April 2, and what he saw definitely surprised him. He spotted two men and a woman in his home burglarizing it. He acted quickly and called a relative in Las Cruces and the police were called out.
Jonathan Paul Hall, 24, Kasady Absher, 20, and 19-year-old Benjamin Barela were caught in the act and all are being charged with one count each of aggravated burglary and two counts of larceny of a firearm.
The trio had been identified by the homeowner because Barela is the son of his housekeeper. The police determined that this was the second time they had been back to steal more. They took various items including cash, jewelry, a 9mm handgun and a .22 caliber rifle.
All the suspects are currently in the Dona Ana County Detention Center with cash only bonds set at $10,000.