Residents in the Forest Hills subdivision in Montgomery reported that a man had been casing their neighborhood, going door to door and asking for a gas can. It's all believed to be an act so that he could see who was home and who wasn't during the day. In the midst of that, there was a string of home break-ins. Now police are looking into whether two men are connected to the recent neighborhood crimes.
Phillip Nichols went out for about an hour with his wife last Thursday to run errands with and when they came back to their Forest Hills home, they realized that someone had come into their house on Sherwood Drive and stole several thousands of dollars worth of electronics and cash. And the bad guys chose the path of least resistance, coming in through their dog Bullet's doggy door.
According to Nichols, little did the suspects know that his next door neighbor's security cameras caught them in the act, the cameras also capturing video of their car- all of which was handed over to Montgomery police. His neighbor, Sterling Fike, said his security footage showed the suspects hopping their back fences in broad daylight as they made their way to Nichols' home. A short time later, their car was spotted pulling around to the front of Nichols' house so that all of the stolen goods could be loaded up.
The recent rash of crimes has those in Forest Hills and surrounding neighborhoods keeping an eye out for anything out for anything out of the ordinary.
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