Ring doorbell cam captures homeowner thwarting fake delivery driver’s armed robbery attempt

Criminals are as brazen as ever when it comes to preying on society, so much so that you may not be safe even when at home behind closed doors.

While there seems to be a growing trend of scam artists knocking on front doors to bamboozle the unsuspecting out of their money by taking advantage of their kindness, it’s rare that an armed robber is so bold as to come knocking. But that’s exactly what happened last week in East Haven, Connecticut, and it was all captured on a Ring doorbell camera.

Making matters even more terrifying, the crook pretended to be a delivery driver when he knocked on the door while holding a bogus package. But for the quick reaction by the owner, it’s difficult to say what might have happened next.

“The suspect, who posed as a package delivery employee, knocked on the door of the residence and told the homeowner that the package he had belonged to him,” East Haven police said in a Facebook post. “He then immediately brandished a black handgun and attempted to enter the residence.”

The homeowner is seen in the footage quickly shoving the bandit back and closing the door. The armed crook then fled to a waiting silver and black Dodge Ram.

The incident took place on Friday and the Ring camera footage was quickly put out which led to a tip that resulted in the arrest of 37-year-old Xavier Otero, and his accomplice, 26-year-old Jean Carrasquillo-Torres, in nearby Hartford.

“Investigators uncovered an alleged plot to take part in a home invasion where the occupants of the residence were going to be restrained with zip ties and robbed. The investigation led to the discovery of the possibility of a second home invasion planned in the city of Manchester,” the East Haven Police Department said.

Police also seized approximately 1.1 kilograms of suspected fentanyl and items commonly used in the operation of a drug factory. The suspects are being held on a $250,000 bond apiece.


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