CRIME ALERT: Surveillance Footage Shows Alleged TV Theft in Huntington's West End

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Stephanie Heck, who lives in the West End of Huntington, wants people to be aware of a neighborhood crime alert.

She's got surveillance video of two people allegedly stealing her 55" TV, in broad daylight.

"It takes a lot of guts to do that in the middle of the day." says Heck, who wanted to let people know it's an LG 9800. "That's important to let people know so pawn brokers won't touch it with a 10 foot pole."

Heck says she left her home, shortly before 4 on Wednesday afternoon to buy dog food and was gone only about 45 minutes.
When she arrived back, she noticed her front door had been broken.

"They stole my 55" TV and my Ipad. "says Heck. "When someone breaks into your home you just feel violated.

Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook says the West End is a hot spot for the police department, which is focusing a lot of resources
to crack property crimes in that part of town.

"It's not that crime is elevated in the West End" says Holbrook. "Crime has decreased in other areas, historically, that have been high.
We're just trying to do the same thing on the West End. The numbers, there, haven't decreased like in other parts of the city."

Heck is grateful a neighbor caught the alleged thieves on surveillance video. "I just want a safer Huntington." Heck says.
"I'm more concerned about my person, than my property. What if I had been there, at home? Would they have killed me?"

If you recognize the two suspects in the surveillance footage, you are urged to contact the Huntington Police Department.

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