Vincent Hunter told WFAA-TV that he called 911 at the same time his home security system also contacted authorities.
Hunter says "we could see it unfolding."
Hunter says an iCam app, which he bought for less than $5, sent him a text message Friday afternoon alerting him that motion detectors sensed movement in his supposedly empty residence.
Hunter, who has webcams in his home, watched as two men are seen trying to break into the place. They eventually throw a brick through a glass door. The webcams, minutes later, show two police officers entering the house.
Both suspects remain at large.