Huntsville home invasion caught on camera

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -  A family that just moved to Archer Drive in Huntsville from Fort Payne four months ago has already been targeted by criminals.

"Here I had a 40-inch TV with a Wii console for the kids, with speakers around it," said homeowner David Gallegos as he gestures towards a now-empty wall.

In broad daylight, the home was broken into the day after his birthday, stealing his gifts, his TVs, even his wife's pots and pans, cereal, and cake from the kitchen.

"It makes me worry about the safety of my family," he said.

But what the robbers don't know is that they -- and their vehicle -- was caught on camera, as they loaded more than $6500-worth of the family's belongings.

"Everything that we do, we work for it," he said. "So it's frustrating when someone comes in and takes it just like that. Everything."

The surveillance shows the thieving duo -- a man and a woman -- as they make two trips to David's home. Right in front of the camera they fight and even urinate on his driveway before taking off.

Gallegos says it has shaken the family's peace of mind, leaving his wife watching the window. He doesn't expect to recover the items, but he hopes the culprits are jailed for the financial strain he's dealing with.

"I'm still paying for the stuff," he said. "Like the TVs, I'm still making payments. So I'm paying for something I don't even have anymore."

Anyone with any information is urged to call the Huntsville Police Department.

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