In February this year two thieves rammed their truck right through a roll up door at a Sacramento warehouse in the middle of the night. The criminals stole gardening supplies and then escaped the same way they entered, through the busted door. In a matter of just two minutes, they were there, and then they were gone. Although surveillance video captured the entire incident on tape, the thieves got away.
Because the thieves didn't check for a safe or cash register, officials speculate that they sought gardening supplies to grow marijuana indoors. They executed a brazen and, apparently, preplanned crime.
The video showed a white van clearly labeled with a business name on the side panels. They drove up and crashed through the door. Two masked suspects sprint out and quickly head to certain products. They speedily load the gardening products in the van and leave the scene. The police contacted the company whose name was clearly visible on the van to confirm if they had a vehicle stolen or missing at this time.
The garden supply warehouse had cameras but the recorded video proved to be of no value. Recordings after the fact don't affect a crime in progress and didn't lead to catching the criminals.
This garden supply warehouse is not a client of Stealth Monitoring. Stealth proactive live surveillance can detect and deter crime for greater security while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator could have seen unusual activity such as an unauthorized truck on the property, activated an audible warning to deter the thieves, and called the local police. Police typically respond quicker to crimes in progress to apprehend criminals on the property.