'I feel so violated:' Burglars caught on camera accused of stealing sentimental items


    'I feel so violated:' Burglars caught on camera accused of stealing sentimental items (WPEC)

    Annette Grant-Walker does not feel safe in her own home.

    “I was beside myself. I felt so violated. I was scared. I was crying,” she said.

    Home security video shows two people breaking into her West Boca Raton in broad daylight Monday morning before walking away with thousands of dollars’ worth of items.

    “Everything is ransacked. All my jewelry’s gone,” Grant-Walker said.

    She says the two crooks got away with $9,000 worth of personal belongings, including gifts from her now deceased grandparents.

    “These are sentimental value items, I hold them dear to my heart. So I’m really saddened,” Grant-Walker said.

    In the video, you see a white male, possibly Hispanic, and a white female exit a cab outside Grant-Walker’s home, located inside West Boca’s Mission Bay community.

    The neighborhood is mostly gated and has 24-hour security, according to the Grant-Walker.

    “They got out, went to the door. They tried to open it, holding chairs in their hands as if they’re living here,” she said.

    The female is also seen checking the mail box before walking to the back of the home.

    “As if she is expecting mail, and then she proceeds to the back,” Grant-Walker said.

    The man, who is seen wearing baseball cap and dark clothes, was caught on camera smashing the glass window of the back door before entering Grant-Walker’s bedroom.

    Minutes later, the couple walks around the family room.

    “I am scared of living here. I feel like moving. It’s very traumatic. It’s both me and my daughter. We are scared,” Grant-Walker said.

    While some of the sentimental items cannot be replaced, Grant-Walker and her daughter, Anna Gail, consider themselves lucky they weren’t home or harmed.

    Their message to the thieves?

    “I would say stop doing this find a job, do something else. Leave people alone," Grant-Walker said.

    The women say the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

    If you have any information or recognize the people caught on camera, call the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

    News In Photos

      Loading ...