FLORENCE — Two men caught on a home security video surveillance system are in jail charged in connection with three residential burglaries, officials said Monday.
Jamarcus Tyree Nance, 21, 210 Randolph Court, Florence, and Xavier Lamont Armstead, 19, same address, are both charged with three counts of third-degree burglary and one count each of first-degree theft of property, second-degree theft of property and third-degree theft of property, police said.
Florence police detective Brad Holmes said the two men were arrested Monday at their residence. He said they are charged in connection with residential burglaries on Duncan Avenue, Mars Hill Road and East Rasch Road. He said the Mars Hill Road and East Rasch Road burglaries occurred Sunday.
“The homeowners had video security systems that caught them on video breaking into the residence,” Holmes said.
“It’s this kind of vigilance that makes our job much easier,” Florence police detective Lt. Mike Holt said. “It appears that several victims will have their property returned largely because a homeowner had the forethought to install a video camera.”
“And when officers went to their residence Monday morning the two men were wearing the same clothes they were wearing in the video as they were breaking into the two houses,” Holmes said.
Reports indicate items taken included guns, jewelry, cash and electronics. Some of the items have been recovered, officials said.
The two men are being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on bail totaling $10,500.
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com.