Puppycam aids in capture of home burglary suspect

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TEMPE, AZ (KPHO) -- A 22-year-old burglary suspect is in custody after a woman monitoring her home on an iPhone app caught him in action, police said.

The homeowner said she uses the remote app to keep an eye on her two dogs but Friday morning something else caught her eye - an intruder.

The woman immediately called Tempe Police Department dispatchers and began providing a "play by play" of the man's movements using her puppycam.

At one point, the woman said she saw the suspect feeding dog treats to her dogs in an attempt make friends.

Tempe Police patrol officers flooded the area and formed a secure perimeter around the home.

The suspect, later identified as Aaron C. White, eventually saw the camera inside the home and tried to get away. He fled out the back gate to the alley, where he was greeted by numerous police officers.

At the time of his arrest, police said he was still wearing the gloves he used in an effort not to leave fingerprints inside the residence.

The two dogs inside the home were found unharmed but well fed.

White was booked into the Tempe City Jail on one count of second-degree burglary.

By Phil Benson