Industrial Warehouse Thief Helps Himself & Is Arrested
A Los Angeles thief thinks this scrap metal center serves free takeout. It doesn’t. Thanks to Stealth live video monitoring what it does serve up is a chance for up to three years for second degree burglary at a California county jail.
At 8:42am a man gains unauthorized access to a scrap metal recycling property. The suspect rummages through an outdoor yard surrounded by wooden crates and loose parts. A video security operator activates an on-site speaker warning. The suspect remains on the industrial property. The remote video monitor calls the Los Angeles area local police.
Recyclers have outdoor assets that are often protected only by a fence that can be climbed by intruders during nights and weekends. Valuable scrap metal like copper and parts are vulnerable and can easily be stolen. Live video surveillance provides eyes on the property when staff has gone home.
The suspect makes several trips to pick up copper and other parts and take them away. The police arrive and inspect the site.
The thief starts to run when he sees a police officer behind a fence. He quickly gives up and surrenders himself to police custody. He jumps over the fence and lays down on the ground while being handcuffed.
Scrap metal recyclers help manufacturers reduce total cost of ownership. They repair, remarket, and recycle nonproductive assets to generate income for their customers and reduce warehousing and compliance burdens. Recycling customers include demolition and commercial real estate developers tearing down office buildings and industrial sites, and computer and electronics technology companies with idle enterprise equipment and wireless devices.