Homeowners Seeking Help After Home was Robbed

13 WHAM - "It was a frightening discovery in the middle of the night for a Greece couple: A suspect was purportedly caught on camera, stealing, while they were sound asleep.

"I woke up to my worst nightmare," said Pamela Ryan. “A flashlight in my room, and a man standing in my doorway.”

The suspect is purportedly seen in surveillance video taking Ryan's purse, which contained lots of cash, from the bedroom doorknob. He slips it over his shoulder, then takes two bags: One with jewelry, the other with family pictures and videos in it.

"I heard, like, something get knocked over,” Ryan said. "Then, I opened my eyes, and I could see the flashlight and a person standing in my room, in the doorway."

She woke her husband up. Michael Ryan said it took a while for him to wrap his mind around being burglarized.

"I grabbed my pistol; it's right next to my bed,” he said. “I cocked the slide back, and I think that's what scared him out the back door."

"He was literally 14 seconds away from his mom missing him," Mr. Ryan added.

The Ryans are still pretty shaken up about an intruder being in their home at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

They installed an ADT security system and cameras after a burglary seven years ago.

"I’m scared. I don't want to sleep here anymore,” Pamela Ryan said. “It's just scary."

The man also took Michael Ryan’s cell phone.

"She's scared," he said, "and I'm angry how people just take stuff that I worked hard to get."

The couple says the suspect entered the home through the back door. He hopped the deck fence, pushed through a locked screen door and walked inside.

What the suspect didn't know was surveillance cameras were watching.

"When you're sleeping at night, to just have someone going through your stuff and taking things that you worked for, it’s scary," Pamela Ryan said.

Now, the homeowners are seeking the community’s help in finding out who the intruder is.

"If anybody knows him. have him turn himself in, or somebody's going to miss him," said Michael Ryan.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Crime Stoppers at 423-9300."

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