PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Burglars in Palo Alto were caught on camera breaking into a home and grabbing the surveillance camera when they realized it was recording them.

Palo Alto police released the surveillance footage captured before the camera was snatched during the November 18th break in.

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The footage first shows two cats patrolling the house, hearing noises at the door, but when the burglars broke in with a crowbar, the watchdog cats high-tailed it back upstairs.  The suspects then approach the camera, covering their faces before grabbing it.

The victim had left her home for work earlier in the day, and nobody was home during the burglary.

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Video from the surveillance system had been uploaded to a remote server before the camera was disabled.

The two male suspects appeared to be Hispanic males in their thirties, according to police.

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