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Doorbell camera provides break to police in $40K jewelry heist

Posted at 1:35 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 14:35:31-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A doorbell camera from a next-door neighbor proved to be the vital clue that Kansas City Police detectives needed to track down a man who took part in stealing $40,000 worth of jewelry from a local woman.

In court documents filed Monday, Jackson County prosecutors charged Kevin Woods, 20, with one count of burglary and another count of stealing.

Woods, along with two other suspects who have yet to be charged, was allegedly driving a black Dodge Charger up to a house in the 100 block of Garfield Ave around noon on Aug. 14.

The doorbell camera allegedly continues to show Woods standing at the car and two other suspects kick in the door of the house. The resident told police the suspects stole $40,000 worth of jewelry from her bedroom and a bottle of oxycodone.

Investigators later tracked the jewelry to National Pawn Shop, where surveillance video spotted the same Dodge Charger. The video shows Woods allegedly signing to complete the transaction for the jewelry at the shop.

Woods will make his first court appearance on Sept. 13. He posted a $4,000 bond on Tuesday.