Motor Vehicle Theft Inside Apartment Community

March 25th, 2021 | By SentriForce

Houston, Texas – Video Investigation department received a request to investigate a motor vehicle theft in an apartment community.

Mother Vehicle Theft Incident Description:

On January 25, 2021, at approximately 9:56 AM, an individual is seen walking into view of security surveillance cameras, then wandering behind a dumpster alleyway and reappearing later. The individual is witnessed wandering around the general area for an extended amount of time. The individual seems to be cautiously observing their surroundings.

Finally, the individual is seen using a tool to pry the door of a vehicle open.
Within moments, the suspect was able to successfully open the door, but then noticed people nearby and proceeded to walk away from the vehicle. The suspect is seen leaving the area and out of camera view.

Later, the suspect returns to finish the job. After carefully inspecting their surroundings, the suspect opens the door to the vehicle and gets in. After a while, the vehicle is turned on. The suspect proceeds to drive it out of the apartment community.

What will you do when you experience criminal activity or motor vehicle theft in your apartment community?

This footage was handed over to the Houston Police department to assist in the investigation of the vehicle theft.

The video evidence can also help the victim claim insurance on their stolen vehicle.


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