Mike and Pam Ryan have lived in this house on Ronald Drive in Greece for nearly 15-years. They say they’ve always felt safe in their neighborhood, until their home was burglarized.
“It was like your worst nightmare,” said Pam Ryan. “Everybody is terrified of this ever happening to them and here it was happening in our house.”
Police said the man entered Ronald Drive around 4:30am on Saturday. He broke into a red Chevy Impala only to find 75 cents and then ran off across the street to break into Pam and Mike’s house, finally entering through their back door.
“When he came in, he looked this way toward our kitchen, looking to see if the bedrooms were in the front. So after he did that, he came in and stood here for a second and started looking around for stuff,” said Mike Ryan.
After that, the man entered their bedroom with a flashlight, waking Mike and Pam. The man bolted, snatching Pam’s purse and a new diamond neckless on the way out. He also stole Mike’s cell phone and tablets which were placed on a table in their living room.
“It took 6 minutes at the most. He got what he needed and left,” said Mike.
Brad Hood was the one who had the 75 cents stolen across the street. He’s now taking precautions to keep his home safe.
“Today I installed cameras at my house. I’ve had them, just haven’t put them up yet. I figured this is a good time to do it now,” said Hood.
Mike and Pam’s cameras didn’t stop the thief, but they might help catch him.
“It’s tough going to bed at night. I had the worst possible situation happen,” said Pam.
The Greece Police Department said warmer weather usually leads to a slight uptick in these type of crimes, but there have not been any significant increases in burglaries or larcenies this year.