The good news is that even though they were hundreds of miles away, Matt and Beth Robinson got a good look at the crooks thanks to surveillance cameras inside their home.
Around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a man rang the doorbell, and had his friend at the back door peer in to make sure the coast was clear.
Three men eventually made their way inside the Robinson's home, but failed to realize they were on camera the entire time.
The Robinsons had installed cameras to protect their pets and possessions while they weren't home.
"We moved here five years ago and I put in a two-camera system since I work from home. It sounds strange to some people but it's not that expensive," Matt Robinson said.
While away for Christmas vacation, they noticed something was wrong.
"We can check the cameras on our cell phones...and computers stuff like that and we noticed that they weren't working," Robinson said.
Then Beth's father called and told them someone had broken into their house. The thieves made it out with an iPod, X-Box, a Netflix box, and some cash.
Once the thieves spotted the surveillance camera they poured bleach all over the computers in hopes they would cause damage. But the prior video shows the crooks crystal clear. Now the Robinsons hope their cameras will capture the robbers and help them regain their possessions.