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Woman's surveillance camera catches Biloxi burglary on tape

Philana Harrell shows the video of a burglary taking place at her home. (Photo source: WLOX News) Philana Harrell shows the video of a burglary taking place at her home. (Photo source: WLOX News)
If you recognize this man call Biloxi police. (Photo source: Biloxi Police) If you recognize this man call Biloxi police. (Photo source: Biloxi Police)
This is an image take from video at Harrell's home. (Photo source: Biloxi Police) This is an image take from video at Harrell's home. (Photo source: Biloxi Police)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

"For two nights I haven't slept," said Philana Harrell, of Biloxi. 

Harrell said she left her house for several hours, and her home was ransacked while she was gone. 

Breaking into the back window, thieves reportedly stole thousands of dollars worth of Harrell's belongings, and even took her luggage to carry it all away. 

"It just looked like somebody trashed my home. They went through all three of my bedrooms, tore everything out of the drawers, out of the closets," Harrell recalled. 

It's the items they allegedly took from her son that has her most upset. 

"My son is not the type that just gets, gets, gets and the fact that they stripped him of all of his electronics, like I said, I'd rather them have done something different," said Harrell. 

Down the road, Harrell's neighbors said they're also fearful after they watched random people walking into her home.

"You can walk in. We have nothing, but anyway, I blamed it on the fact that they were chasing the Pokemon. They got brave enough to just walk around, and we're like what are you doing? We keep a loaded shotgun by the bedside," said Douglas Long. 

Since Harrell's burglary, Biloxi police have increased patrols in her neighborhood. 

"There has been more frequent patrols in the area, but the thing is, we all have to help each other. Anything that seems suspicious, by all means call us, and we'll check them out," said Biloxi police Lt. Chris DeBack. 

Thanks to Harrell's camera, she was able to help solve her burglary case. If anyone ever tries to hit her home again, she said they'll have to bypass even more security.

Police are still looking for one more suspect spotted on surveillance video. If you see him or recognize him, call Biloxi police at 228-392-0641. 

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