Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Breaking news: break-in news

A 14 March 2009 break-in to the offices of FamilySearch International may give Salt Lake City police the break they need in solving a spree of burglaries throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Numerous laptop and small electronics thefts have gone unsolved. But the security cameras that serve as window-dressing deterrents at some places of business are apparently live and functioning at FamilySearch, the family history service sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Not only are they functional, the images are highly defined. The video clip below shows an unauthorized individual at FamilySearch and he doesn't appear to be searching for his family history.

Video Courtesy of Salt Lake City Police

One KSL-5 TV newscast reported the footage comes from floor 5 of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, which the building directory identifies as offices of FamilySearch. For more information, watch this KSL-5 news report.

Video Courtesy of

If you can't see the videos in your e-mail or news reader, try clicking here or on the link underneath each video. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Salt Lake Police at 801-799-INFO. Please reference case #09-47432.

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