CRIME
11/26/2015 11:11 am ET

Video Shows Armed Burglar Crawl Into Sleeping Family's Bedroom

The man clutched a knife in his mouth just feet from their beds.

This is not the sight a New York City family wanted to wake up to.

The moment a brazen burglar quietly crawled into a sleeping family's bedroom was captured on nanny-cam video, showing the thief clutching a knife in his mouth just feet from their beds.

Night vision video footage taken inside the family's home in Flushing, Queens, around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday shows the black-clad suspect as he carefully crawls to a dresser and snatches a cell phone.

Video captured the brazen burglar crawling around the sleeping family's beds with a knife in his mouth.
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Video captured the brazen burglar crawling around the sleeping family's beds with a knife in his mouth.

A woman asleep in a nearby bed said that she had set up the video camera to monitor her three children, aged between 3 and 6 years old, who were sleeping in another nearby bed at the time.

She told CBS New York that her husband was the first to wake up, causing the man to flee with a Samsung S6 cell phone.

"(I was) very scared," she told the station while asking not to be identified.

She said that she's just glad that no one in her family was hurt.

"Today, it's OK," she said.

The man is seen outside the family's home in Flushing, Queens.
NBC New York
The man is seen outside the family's home in Flushing, Queens.

The woman told NBC New York that she had sensed someone was creeping around on the floor at the time, but she thought it was one of her children.

The suspect is described as 6'2" and around 200 pounds.

He was wearing a black knit cap with the word "diamond" written in red and white lettering on it.

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