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Suspect Cruising Multi-Residential Parking Lot for Open Vehicles Busted

Posted by Matthew Clark on Feb 9, 2023

Car theft is a major problem, but it is not the only vehicle-theft-related crime that is. Many thieves that roam parking lots and garages afterhours are not searching for a vehicle to steal, but rather cars that they can easily access and snatch valuables from. 

In the early hours of the morning, long before many head to work, an individual with theft on their agenda was caught on camera accessing multiple vehicles in a multi-family community’s parking lot. A trained security professional from Stealth Monitoring spotted the suspicious activity, and because of the activity observed, immediately contacted local authorities to inform them of a crime in progress. 

Law enforcement officers were dispatched to the location and were seen taking the shady character into custody before they could continue their parking lot raid.  

Vehicle and Property Safety are a Major Concern for Residents 

Vehicles, along with the variety of additional high-value items often kept inside them, present a target for theft. Auto theft is on the rise in many major cities. In fact, new auto theft happens in the U.S. every 44 seconds. If car thefts are indeed that common, it’s safe to assume that car break-ins occur even more frequently, though many go unreported.  

While property managers can advise residents to keep their vehicles locked and to stow valuables and other important items out of site or inside their homes, burglars will continue to target parking facilities, especially with catalytic converter theft as a factor. So how can property owners and managers address this major security concern for their residents? 

Live video monitoring is a proactive security solution that allows criminal activity to be detected in progress. Much like in the video above, when trained security operators spot suspicious activity on security feeds that are being monitored in real time, they can act quickly and assist in dispatching law enforcement with the goal of intercepting the criminals before additional theft or damage is done.  

For owners and managers of multi-family residential properties, live video monitoring is a smart investment. Residents may feel safer in communities where they can rely on video surveillance to help protect their property as well as help to reduce the risk of damage.  

If you would like to learn more about how live video monitoring can have a positive impact on your property, contact us for additional details and customized solutions. Texas Private Security License Number: B14187