Police now believe the car was first stolen from a home in Alexandria, Va.
The criminals were caught on camera Monday afternoon driving a stolen red Mini Cooper, targeting a home in Camp Springs, Md., ringed with security cameras.
The video from the cameras gave police a clear look at the man and woman who police believe have burglarized a number of homes in Prince George's County and Alexandria for weeks now. It includes another house in that same Camp Springs neighborhood about an hour before Monday's break-in.
After our story about this burglary aired on Tuesday, the Mini Cooper was found abandoned in D.C. Police believe the car was stolen earlier this month from a home in the Rosemont section of Alexandria. It was parked in the garage and taken by somebody who broke into the house through the back door and found the keys inside.
"Unfortunately, I didn't see one thing,” said Andy Williams. “It was an unpleasant surprise. And needless to say, we lock the doors now when I go out."
Williams lives right across the street from the house where the car was stolen. He believes the bandits had been watching the home.
"They knew when the children left for school and they knew both parents were working,” said Williams. "They had absolutely scoped the whole situation out and were cognizant of the fact they weren't there.”
That is exactly what this Camp Springs man says happened at his house on Monday. The burglars arrived as soon after his son and daughter left for work early in the afternoon.
"They really should be accountable now for the petty stuff before they do something much worse,” said the homeowner.
Police in Alexandria say they are looking into the possibility a house on Godfrey Avenue was broken into by the same couple earlier this month.