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Man Watches on iPhone as Home is Burglarized

(CBS/AP)
(CBS/AP)


DALLAS (CBS/AP) An iPhone app helped a Dallas man, while visiting relatives hundreds of miles away in suburban Hartford, Conn., watch as two burglars broke into his home.

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 the iCam app, which he bought for less than $5, sent him a text message Friday afternoon alerting him that motion detectors sensed movement inside his supposedly empty residence.

Hunter, who has webcams in his home, says he watched as two men tried to break into the place.

They eventually threw a brick through a glass door. The webcams, minutes later, captured two police officers entering the house.

Both suspects remain at large.