iPhone app helps nab burglar

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (WTXF) -- A man from Salt Lake City claims that an iPhone app helped thwart a burglar in his home.

The app is called Nest Cam. It’s a surveillance app that records what’s happening inside the home and directs a feed to your iPhone.

According to homeowner Brian Ways, he pulled up the feed when he rolled into his driveway Thursday night.

He noticed that the lights in the home were on.

Even more surprising, footage from the feed displayed a woman inside, looking to be filing through some of his belongings.

Ways remained in his car and contacted police, who arrived quickly on the scene and approached the burglar.

Salt Lake City Police say they intercepted the woman before she was able to leave the premises with some of Ways’s things.

This includes some receipts, baseball game tickets, and matches.

“We know that they're hard to catch but when we're getting real time information, we're able to catch up with these people and make an arrest,” Mike Ross with Salt Lake City Police said.

The burglar has been identified as 38-year-old Kista Dennett. She was arrested and charged with burglary.

She can be heard calling the homeowner’s name as she gains entry to the home, but Ways says he doesn’t know her at all.

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