Texas Robbery Suspects Busted Thanks to Zoom
Smile for the camera!
Gotcha! Not all Zoom goofs are funny, especially this story of a San Antonio woman being held at gunpoint while being robbed by three suspects and having her home ransacked.
Busted on Zoom
Fortunately for the homeowner, she was on a Zoom call in her bedroom, and on the other end of the camera, albeit likely horrified, her co-workers were witnessing the entire incident and immediately called for help.
According to news reports like this one from FOX News which you can read here, the three suspects ranged in age from 39 to 15 years of age. One of the suspects, 19-year-old Adrian Guillen, has an active capital murder warrant in Bandera County.
Were the suspects apprehended?
Thankfully, the quick-acting co-workers of the homeowner combined with the ability to identify the suspects and dire situation via Zoom, police were able to track the suspects at their next robbery location 12 miles from the first victim's house. There, the suspects were able to empty the contents of a safe they had broken into the back of their vehicle, unaware that by that point, a San Antonio police helicopter was tracking their movement.
The suspects then proceeded to return to a local hotel and while unloading the stolen items out of their vehicle, were apprehended without further incident.
More crimes caught on Zoom
All three suspects have been charged in the incident and most of the stolen contents have been returned to the homeowners at this time. Over the course of the last year especially, more crimes have been witnessed while Zoom calls were in progress. It only takes a quick google search to find disturbing incidences of crimes being committed with the suspect unaware that they are being seen during a Zoom call.
Thankfully for the woman in San Antonio as well as her coworkers, she was not harmed during the robbery caught on Zoom.
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