The story began at 5:11 a.m. that day. Several men were breaking into cars parked at a multi-unit apartment complex in an Indiana town near the metro area of Chicago. If only remote video monitoring had been in place at that complex's parking lot, the story would have ended right there. But there was no live surveillance. The situation deteriorated.
A theft happened at one particular apartment complex in Indiana in May. But, when theft isn't stopped, it can become something much worse. And, unfortunately, in this case it turned deadly.
Unaware of the illegal activity taking place, a 55-year-old man entered the lot, heading for his van to get to work that morning. At that point, what began as theft now escalated into a robbery. The men tried to take money from the gentleman. Sadly, it didn't end there. It now becomes a robbery turned to murder.
Calls reporting three men shooting at a man inside his vehicle summoned police to the parking lot. They found the victim shot inside his van. According to reports, suspects were seen running from the scene after the shooting. The victim was taken to a hospital in Merrillville, where he was pronounced dead at 6:19 AM.
Police took four people into custody at a local hotel in the area of the homicide. They also seized three handguns later that same day. But police still didn't have enough evidence to file charges. Police were still appealing to the public for information that would clinch the case.
This apartment building is not a client of Stealth Monitoring. Stealth proactive live surveillance can detect and deter crime in the Chicago area and other cities in the U.S. while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator could have seen unusual activity like multi-unit apartment complex robbery, activated an audible warning to deter the criminals, and called the local police.
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