D-Link Surveillance cameras set up in the home of an Irvine, California resident captured an unnerving site earlier this month: a burglar rummaging through the house.

Footage captured from the cameras show the homeowner’s 4-year-old son entering the residence before being rushed away by his babysitter when she realized there was an intruder present.

Multiple cameras in different areas of the interior and exterior of the house captured detailed images of the burglar that were vital to the police investigation. The incident was featured on various news outlets, including the local CBS News telecast as well as the national program Inside Edition.

The surveillance footage ended up being key for law enforcement in tracking down and arresting the suspect just a week and half after the incident.

We are very glad the homeowner and his family were not harmed and that the footage from the cameras was able to help police bring the suspect to justice.