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Crooks steal garage door opener in attempt to break into Summerlin home

Crooks are getting clever in Summerlin by stealing garage door openers to try and get inside homes. Chilling home security video shows how one family was targeted while they were sleeping near Fox Hill and Alta. (Photo provided)

Crooks are getting clever in Summerlin by stealing garage door openers to try and get inside homes.

Chilling home security video shows how one family was targeted early Thursday morning while they were sleeping near Fox Hill and Alta.

Karly Turner, a mother of three, said she went into her garage to get some milk from the refrigerator.

That’s when she noticed the garage door was open. At first, she thought it was her mistake. But home security video showed something much different.

"It’s just an unsettling feeling. What were their intentions? They knew we were in the house,” said Turner.

Turner said two men stole the garage door opener from her husband’s car which was parked outside and then opened the garage.

Her home security video shows one man trying to open the door to Turner’s house.

The other man can be seen putting on his sweatshirt hood to go inside the home. That’s when he spotted the camera inside the garage.

“And then after they saw the camera, they never came back in,” said Turner.

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Turner knows what happened at her home could’ve been a lot worse. But she said her 7-year-old daughter no longer feels safe.

"My daughter was scared to go to school. She did the saddest drawing of this dream she had of this scary man trying to get in our house,” she noted.

Neighbors helped post photos of the suspects throughout the neighborhood. They are taped to nearly every mailbox. There’s also a flyer on the front gate which was broken when the attempted burglary happened.

“It’s just inviting people in. Come to our neighborhood,” she explained.

The HOA said there was a defect in the gate and the manufacturer shipped them new parts to install on the gate.

Meanwhile, police say if you have to park your car on the street or in the driveway, bring your garage door opener inside with you.

It’s also a good reminder to keep your door between your garage and your house locked at all times.

If you recognize the suspects in Turner’s security video, call CrimeStoppers at 702-385-5555.

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