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Car Prowlers Caught and Arrested in Apartment Parking Garage

Posted by Eric Nauta on May 12, 2022

Parking garages seem to be a calling card for criminals. Especially overnight. Dozens of vehicles left unattended for hours. Thieves know they can find something of value in at least one or more of the vehicles there. Something they can turn into cash.

About 3:30 one morning, a red vehicle was seen pulling into an apartment parking garage. The vehicle drove to an open parking spot and backed in. The driver and passenger exited the car and could be seen walking in between the other parked vehicles, tugging on their door handles.

A Stealth Monitoring security professional was watching the activity on a live surveillance camera and called to dispatch police. The guard was also notified of the incident, as well as the dispatch.

Minutes later, two police cruisers were seen entering the parking garage. Responding officers located the car prowlers and placed them under arrest.

Help Protect Your Apartment Parking Garage from Car Prowlers with Live Video Monitoring

Your residents trust you to provide them with a safe and secure environment in which to live. Knowing parking lots and garages are targets for criminals, shouldn’t you do everything you can to help keep them out?

A proactive security solution like live video monitoring can help deter and reduce crime, all around your property. Surveillance cameras can be placed in strategic places such as parking facilities, mail rooms, pools and laundry facilities. Then, the cameras can be monitored by trained security personnel in real time to watch for suspicious behavior. When they see something, like car prowlers in a parking garage, they can take immediate action.

As you saw in the video, one our monitoring operators spotted the two suspects and called police. The operator kept watch on the trespassers and kept police updated until their arrival.

Police typically elevate the priority level of our calls as they know we are watching crimes in progress. This often means officers will arrive while the suspects are still there, or in the vicinity.

If you would like more information about live video monitoring for your multifamily community, contact us. Our security specialists can help design a solution that is right for you.