2 charged after soldier in Iraq sees burglars on doorbell cam, calls police

Park Ridge police found the men nearby with the stolen goods.

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Two people were charged with burglary after a soldier in Iraq saw them leaving his garage Feb. 21, 2020, on a doorbell camera at his home in the 1800 block of South Fairview Avenue.

Two people were charged with burglary after a soldier in Iraq saw them leaving his garage Feb. 21, 2020, on a doorbell camera at his home in the 1800 block of South Fairview Avenue.

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A soldier based in Iraq called Park Ridge police Friday morning after he saw two people leaving his garage with power tools via a doorbell camera he checks remotely on his phone, police said.

Andres Gutierrez, 23, and Brandon Shaw, 24, broke into the garage about 2:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of South Fairview Avenue, Park Ridge police said, and were found nearby with the tools when officers responded.  

Both men face three counts of burglary, police said.

Gutierrez, of Chicago, and Shaw, of Arcola, were each released on a personal recognizance bond after appearing in court Saturday, according to Cook County court records.

They are due back in court Feb. 25.

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