Knoxville burglary suspects caught in act of stealing TV from house

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Two burglary suspects were caught in the act Monday morning of stealing a TV from a Knoxville home.

Gregory Collins, 37, and Jason Travis Sewell, 35, are each charged with aggravated burglary.

The Knoxville Police Department says they were called to a burglary in the 7100 block of Deane Hill Drive around 11:24 a.m. As officers approached, they saw one of the suspects sitting in a vehicle in the driveway. Then the garage door opened and a second suspect came out carrying a big screen TV.

Gregory Collins (L) and Jason Sewell (R) (source: Knoxville Police Department)

The suspect ran back into the house but later came back out empty handed. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.

The homeowner used an app called “Manything” to catch the suspects in the act. She says she installed it on an old iPhone after a friend recommended it over the weekend and set it up to live stream video from her home before starting her shift.

The app caught video of one of the suspects looking through her home. He eventually notices it, but by then the homeowner had already received a notification from the app. She then called police who were able to capture the suspects.More online: Download the “Manything” app

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