A woman comes face to face with a man she doesn't know inside her own home in Skiatook. FOX23 has learned police there are working to solve a string of recent home burglaries all over the city.
Police say the burglaries in 11 days could all be connected. One similarity is burglars are getting inside from the back door.
"I said who are you, get out of my house," said Carla McCann.
It's a story that gives you goose bumps.
"I was so terrified, I was shaking all over," said Carla.
Around noon the day before a neighbor up the street was burglarized. Carla says one of her great granddaughters told her.
"Grandmother there's a man here, I said where, and she said in the house," said Carla.
"He was on the steps right here, and she was right here," said Carla's husband Carl McCann.
"I said who are you, get out of my house," said Carla. "He says I'm looking for Nancy, I said I don't care get out of my house, get out of my house, he said but, but, but, I said no, get out of my house."
The man took off before Carla's husband Carl could catch him.
"He's lucky, because if it had been, I got a carry and conceal, I would've shot him," said Carl.
Detective Shane Thompson didn't know about the McCann's story until I told him. When he followed up, we discovered the man here was in the hospital for drug related problems when more burglaries have happened. Right now, police are still looking for the burglars we discovered are targeting jewelry and leaving behind electronics. With burglars on the loose, Carl says he told police he's on high alert.
"I'm going to be on the lookout, if I see somebody suspicious, I'm going to call you, they said we need neighbor input," said Carl.
Officers are increasing patrols and even in unmarked cars and they're asking neighbors to on the lookout. If you see anyone suspicious in a neighbor's back yard, call police.