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Witching Hour Wanderers Busted in California Apartment Community Garage

Posted by Rick Charney on Apr 25, 2023

With thieves continuing to focus their attention on residential parking facilities, it’s more important than ever to have effective security measures in place at your multifamily residential community. 

Across the US and Canada, there remains a surge in “car hopping”, or browsing lots for open vehicles to steal from, as well as catalytic converter thefts and other vehicle-related criminal activity. See what happened when a pair targeting a California community protected by Stealth tried to break into resident vehicles. 

At 3:05 a.m., two individuals were spotted by Stealth security professionals accessing a California multifamily community and weaving in and out between multiple vehicles. Stealth’s operators immediately activated onsite audible alarms and contacted onsite security. Due to the nature of the activity being observed, local law enforcement dispatch was also contacted. Officers responded quickly and were observed making contact with the individuals. One appeared to be taken into custody and a tow truck was later seen removing their vehicle. 

Help Protect Your Residents and Their Property with Proactive Security 

As long as people continue to store valuables in their vehicles, catalytic converters contain valuable metals, and thieves remain opportunistic, parking lots and garages will remain enticing targets for thieves looking for a quick and easy score.  

Residents expect to be able to safely and securely park their vehicles in their communities, and ongoing issues with vehicle theft or vandalism can create significant reputational damage for multifamily communities, potentially driving out residents and impacting vacancy rates. 

Stealth’s live video monitoring is a proactive solution. It can help deter and disperse criminal and other unwanted activity in your community and its facilities. Stealth’s solution uses a combination of cutting-edge technology and trained security professionals to monitor your property for suspicious activity in real time. 

Analytics-based cameras and trained security operators use their judgement to determine next steps after observing anything unusual or out of place, with the ability to sound onsite speakers or contact police dispatch when needed. 

Just as can be seen in the video above, police typically respond to our calls quickly, often arriving onsite while suspects are still in the area, minimizing damages and arresting those who target your residents and communities. 

Interested in learning more about our customizable solution and how you can save up to 60% on security costs when compared to traditional guards? Contact us today for a free quote or to schedule a consultation. Texas Private Security License Number: B14187.