CLINTON, Conn. (WTNH)–Clinton police were hot on the trails of two burglars they say broke into a pizza shop and stole money and liquor. But, they say the two didn’t get far, because it was all caught on camera.
Police say Erick Kilburn and Travis Senechal broke into Bella Maria Pizza located at 153 Glenwood Rd, at about 6 a.m. Saturday morning. However, the deli next door to the pizza shop installed the cameras after they had been burglarized several times.
Kilburn and Senechal didn’t appear to notice a surveillance camera was also pointing right toward the back window of the pizza shop they were seen breaking into. Before driving away in a blue P.T. Cruiser, police say the two got away with $250 they allegedly stole from the register and two bottles of vodka.
Police say when they tracked down the pair down, they were surprised to get an immediate confession from one of them.
“When the officers first spoke to him, he confessed to doing a burglary in the town of Madison which he was subsequently arrested for and then after a subsequent interview he did confess to committing the burglary at the pizza restaurant in Clinton,” said Sgt. Jeremiah Dunn.
Erick Kilburn is former employee of pizza shop, owner Ali Alal thinks that may be why he thought his business would be an easy target.
“He thinks there is no camera, but outside there is [a] camera,” said Alal.
Kilburn and Senechal are charged with burglary 3rd, larceny 4th, and conspiracy to commit burglary.