One homeowner’s investment in CCTV may help catch neighborhood burglar
In most residential burglary cases, police are left with few clues. There isn’t much for them to do but record the serial numbers of any electronics stolen and hope they show up in a pawn shop they may be monitoring or are discovered in a raid of a property where stolen goods are believed to be held. When burglary victims have well-placed CCTV cameras, however, the police can have much more to go on, as one recent news story shows.
Hollywood Hills Burglar Caught on Camera
On the afternoon of January 15, 2014, police responded to a call from a Hollywood Hills residence that had been burglarized. The homeowners were able to provide surveillance video that showed a Hispanic male knocking on the front door, probably in an attempt to determine if the house was occupied. The man then walked around the side of the house, climbed over a fence, and used a hard object to break open a sliding glass door in the rear of the house. After entering the home, he searched for small electronics, picking up five cellphones and an Apple laptop before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction. Thanks to the CCTV footage, police were able to issue an APB for the man, who is described as a Hispanic male around 30 years of age, weighing around 200 pounds and standing between five foot six and five foot ten inches tall. The suspect has a shaved head and was last seen in a white shirt and black Adidas sweatpants. Police believe this man may have been responsible for other burglaries in the area and are hoping a member of the public will be able to provide further information about him.
Interested in CCTV for Your Home or Business?
Installing a network of CCTV cameras can be an effective theft deterrent as well as a source of vital evidence should a burglary or other crime occur on your property. If you would like to enjoy the benefits of CCTV at your home or business, contact Curley’s Keyshop. We carry a variety of systems that can be configured to stream a live feed to a computer or record video to a hard drive. Give us a call or stop by our Pomona CA store to learn more about our products and get our expert recommendation about the best CCTV system and setup for your security needs.