A RESIDENT has spoken about how he become “frozen” with fear when two men attempted to break into his house.

Andy Rice had got in from a night out last night (September 18) when his home security system alerted him that there was a person outside his front door. 

When he looked at the notification on his phone his CCTV footage showed an image of a man in a mask at his front door.

The 40-year-old told the Gazette: “When I looked at the footage I could see they were using this equipment which apparently picks up a keyless remote signal, they can then as such WiFi bounce the signal to another device.

“They clearly knew what they were doing because as soon as they saw my camera they turned it away.”

The Balmoral Way, resident said at the time of the incident, which took place around 1am said he was “terrified”.

But now wants to help raise awareness that criminals are using sophisticated technology to gain access to people’s properties and vehicles.

He added: “When I saw the people on the camera, I was terrified. I was stood in my bedroom with the door closed thinking they were in my house.

“You just become frozen in that situation, even when you try and phone the police you want to be as quiet as possible.”

He added: “I was sat on my stairs and I could hear this shuffling and I thought they were going to break in but looking at the footage I could see they were using this thing that hovers over your front door.

“This type of activity seems to be happening as soon as the lights go out.”

Mr Rice added that the police visited the property twice during the night and were extremely vigilant and helpful, done a great job putting him at ease by having police dogs out.

The Gazette have contacted to the police for more information.