FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) --Neighbors are on high alert after a number of home break-ins since May in west Fayetteville.
Police said two robbery suspects were caught on camera moments before breaking into a home on Beckford Lane. The video footage is from May 12.
The two men are seen hopping over a fence and walking through the backyard. Police issued a crime alert and have increased police presence due to the increase of residential and vehicle break-ins.
According to police, the suspects used a ladder to get on a porch roof then break-in through a second floor window.
Residents say it's a very quiet neighborhood, and they can't remember the last time there has been any trouble. They say they're ready now.
"I have a 9 [millimeter gun] -- 15 rounds in my nightstand," said Helen Shaw. "And I have a burglar alarm as well."
Other residents are going to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity.
"[I'll] just be more aware of myself, make sure I observe who is in the neighborhood who belongs in the neighborhood, more observant," said resident Darryl Bennett.
Police said the two suspects may be involved in more crimes in the area.
"In a one-square mile area of the neighborhood, there have been more than 20 incidents of break-ins and burglaries," said Lt. David McLaurin with the Fayetteville Police Department.
The first suspect is described as a black male with a black hoodie, black shorts, red shoes and carrying a dark backpack. The second suspect is said to be a black male wearing a grey shirt, grey pants, a dark hoodie, multicolor shoes and carrying a green backpacks.
FPD Detectives are asking for anyone who may recognize the individuals in the videos, to please contact Detective L. Deal with the Fayetteville Police Department. In addition, anyone who suspects or knows of individuals who have been selling or trading a suspicious amount of electronics on the streets, or to cash converter type stores, is also asked to contact Detective L. Deal with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 824-1133 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
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