Criminal Caught Crawling Under Cars

Posted by Tammy Miller on June 22, 2020

In this month’s video, a suspect is seen searching under parked cars with a flashlight.

Around 11:30 p.m., a Stealth Monitoring security operator saw an individual in the parking lot of an apartment community lying on the ground. The suspect was searching under a vehicle with a flashlight. He then moved to the adjacent car and searched underneath it. Apparently not finding what he was looking for, the suspect got up, picked up his bag and walked across the lot.

Our operator contacted local police.

The suspect approached a silver van and placed his bag inside. He proceeded to walk around the parking lot, stopping to examine a white truck. Officers arrived, intercepted the individual and placed him under arrest. A tow truck arrived on the property and took the suspect’s van away.

Car Parts Can Yield Big Bucks

Cars are made of many valuable parts. Today’s vehicles are loaded with expensive technology and accessories that criminals can steal and sell on the black market. What’s being taken? Here’s a short list of just some of the items than are proving to be lucrative.

  • Catalytic converters
  • Tires and rims
  • Portable GPS systems
  • Media devices
  • Truck tailgates

As you can see, a parking lot filled with possibilities can be very tempting to a thief.

Help Protect Your Parking Lot with Live Video Monitoring

As a property owner or manager, there are security measures you can take to make your community less tempting for criminals. A proactive security solution like live video monitoring is very effective at helping to reduce and deter crime. Using a combination of human intelligence and advanced technology, trained security operators watch your property in real time. If they see anything suspicious, they can act immediately.

For more information about a proactive security solution for your multifamily residential property, contact us.

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