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Man Cuts Off Power During Attempted Home Invasion in Victorville; Residents Advised to Stay Alert

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Residents of a neighborhood in south Victorville are on edge following an unsettling attempted burglary. An intruder made an aggressive attempt to enter a home and alarmingly proceeded to cut off the house’s electricity supply.

Residents in the area of Highway 395 and Eucalyptus Street, were alerted to the threat when one of the homeowners, Terrance T., shared the alarming experience via social media.

Terrance reported that in the darkness of early Thursday morning, January 25, at 3:28 a.m., an individual attempted to invade his family’s privacy and safety by shutting down their electricity from the breaker box.

Dressed to blend into the night with dark clothing, a hoodie, backpack, face covering, eyeglasses, and gloves, the suspect was captured by home surveillance footage as he walked along the side yard of two homes before trying to gain entry through a ground-floor window.

However, the stealthy shutdown of power wasn’t enough to stop the homeowner’s security measures.

Even though the primary power source had been compromised, the home’s security measures stayed active, setting off a backyard security light surveillance camera.

Despite the security light, the suspect continued prowling the premises with undeterred focus.

Recounting the incident, Terrance explained, “Just wanted to give everyone a warning, this guy tried to break in our house last night. He cut our power off then attempted to enter my downstairs window, our alarm still went off and scared him off. But be cautious, lock your doors, windows and set your alarms!!”

The unsettling incident was further compounded as another resident, Priscilla G., voiced her own disturbing encounter. On the same day, at around 4:50 a.m., she noticed a similarly described individual lurking in her driveway.

This person, too, was dressed in a hoodie, sweatpants, and with a backpack, and was observed switching off the electricity of a neighbor’s residence.

Community members are urged to maintain vigilance, secure their homes, and report any suspicious behavior to the police.

No further details were available.


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