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California Car Prowler Arrested in Parking Garage

Posted by Blake Mitchell on Aug 30, 2022

It’s happening across the country. Opportunistic thieves are prowling parking structures with the hopes of finding unlocked vehicles and valuable treasures. These criminals don’t expect to find themselves in handcuffs, but that’s exactly what happened to the suspect in the following video.

Just before 2 a.m., one of our trained security professionals spotted someone going in-between vehicles in an apartment parking garage. Our monitoring operator called to dispatch police. Responding officers were at the property within minutes. They located the suspect and placed him under arrest.

Help Deter Car Prowlers and Thieves with Live Video Monitoring

For the most part car prowlers and smash-and-grab thieves are opportunists, looking for an easy and appealing target. If your property has had even just one vehicle broken into, it can make your residents feel unsafe and uneasy. Repetitive break-ins can leave you with vacancies and bad reviews.

One of the best ways to keep your reputation and residents intact is to prevent these crimes from happening in the first place. Live video monitoring can help by putting eyes on your property when you’re not there.

Trained security professionals monitor analytics-based surveillance cameras to watch for suspicious activity in progress. When they see something, such as someone walking in between vehicles in your parking garage during the middle of the night, they can make a quick assessment of the situation and act to resolve it. In this video, or monitoring operator called police after quickly determining the individual in the parking garage was up to no good.

Because police know we are watching crimes in progress, they will typically elevate the priority level of our call. As witnessed in the video, police arrived while the suspect was still there, making it easy for them to make an arrest and minimizing loss.

If you’re looking for a more effective solution for your multifamily property that can save you up to 60 percent on your security expenses, contact us.