AKRON, Ohio - Thanks to home surveillance video and a tip from an observant woman, two men were arrested Tuesday and charged with breaking and entering at a Green home.
The video, showing two unidentified men stealing power tools from a garage on Massillon Road on May 28, was released by the Summit County Sheriff's Department on Monday and released on newsnet5.com and on NewsChannel5 broadcasts that same day.
A woman notified the Summit County Sheriff's Department after she recognized one of the men and the vehicle in the video.
Joshua Koenig, 32, and Christopher Watts, 48, both of Akron, were arrested Tuesday. Deputies said they recovered some of the stolen property and also found heroin and marijuana in the men's possession.
According to Inspector Bill Holland, one of the suspects forced entry into the garage while the other backed the vehicle up to the garage.
The video shows the men placing several items into a tan, Mercury Sable, which has damage on the rear driver's side door.
They took off with a chainsaw, two mitre saws, two air compressors, a gas welder, a rifle and other tools.
The homeowner, Richard Wiley, has shared images of the suspects on Facebook, hoping to receive tips that will lead to their arrests.
"I just have wonder how dumb you can be because basically when they took the sawzall, the TV camera for the monitor for the camera is in the garage in the very corner, and to bend over to pick up the sawzall, they literally would have had to almost hit their head on the monitor," Wiley said.