ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque family is still rattled by their close call with a man who burglarized their garage while they were home.
The family says at one point the man was just a few feet away from their 11-year old son as recorded by their home-surveillance cameras.
The family's video shows the man drove by their house, stopped and in about five minutes stole hundreds of dollars in tools leaving them with a shaken sense of security.
Barbie Pierson says they'd never before seen the man who parked his truck in their neighbor's driveway and then walked up to the backyard to see if anyone was around.
He then hid on the side of the house while putting on rubber gloves.
A few moments later the man went inside their garage. Barbie had left the door open for fewer than 30 minutes.
The man then walked out with a circular saw, came back and left with a toolbox and an air compressor.
The video then shows the man leave their home on Parkway Drive NW heading toward Ladera Drive and Unser Boulevard in his small white truck.
At one point the Pierson's 11-year old boy went out in front of the house to get a toy right when the man was in the garage although the boy didn't notice anything amiss.
The family says it feels lucky to have caught it on camera, but they're worried about how brazen the thief was and how the same thing could happen to others
"My son, that night, the look on his face and the terror of knowing that he had come so close to this man being in there," Pierson told KRQE news 13. "We don't know if he was dangerous. We don't know what he might have done if someone had come upon him."
The family says it's filed a report with Albuquerque police but hasn't heard of any leads yet.
The family says they haven't heard of other recent thefts in their northwest neighborhood. Neighbors believe the burglar is the same man who was recently knocking on doors looking for work.
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