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Thief Breaks Window and Attempts to Steal SUV from Car Lot

Posted by Vera Andrews on Nov 11, 2022

It’s commonplace for people to cruise through auto dealerships afterhours, checking out vehicles without the perceived pressures of a salesperson approaching. Almost 4:30 in the morning, however, is a bit later than usual- and in this Arrest of the Month video, the “browser” clearly had negative intent.

Just before 4:30 a.m., a suspicious person can be seen heading first toward a silver sedan, then moving directly toward an SUV and breaking a window of the vehicle. The Stealth Monitoring security operator who spotted this activity activated an audio alarm and contacted the local police.

The alarm spooked the suspect, and he ran out of the area. Police arrived and located the damaged vehicle. The potential car thief attempted to return and complete the theft but was caught by awaiting authorities on scene.

Help Deter Thieves and Criminals with Remote Video Surveillance on Your Property

Auto dealerships are in a unique position. Lots come in a broad range of shapes and sizes, and the most valuable assets are kept outdoors. While afterhours browsing is great – even positive – afterhours targeting is also a factor. Each dealership has its own security concerns. Because auto dealerships vary in size, location, and surrounding area concerns, security needs also vary.

Remote video surveillance is a proactive solution that can be customized to meet the needs of auto dealerships of all shapes, sizes, and locations. Stealth Monitoring designs an effective security solution that is tailored to your specific situation.

What makes remote video surveillance so effective is the combination of cutting-edge technology and human intelligence. Our cameras use video analytics to detect suspicious activity, and our highly trained security operators monitor camera feeds to verify concerns and act when needed.

Just as you saw in the video above, human intelligence allows for the determination between a casual lot browser and a legitimate threat. The biggest bonus? Because our sharp-eyed security operators are watching a live feed of activity, when they reach out to local law enforcement the call is typically elevated in priority. This means it’s likely that authorities will arrive on scene before suspects can flee.

As a follow-up to this incident, police dispatch informed our monitoring operator that when the suspect was arrested, the key tag to the vehicle was found in his pocket.

Contact our vehicle dealership specialists today to learn more about this innovative, proactive, customizable solution and how it can help protect from and deter criminal activity at your business.