Organized Criminals Target The Wrong Retail Property

January 6th, 2021 | By SentriForce


In this incident, organized criminals attempt to break into a building on a retail property, but ultimately failed due to SentriForce Live Video Monitoring.

On January 6, 2021…

A suspicious vehicle drives in through the back alleyway of a retail property at approximately 2:30 in the morning.

3 individuals were observed getting out and retrieving items from the back of the vehicle.

The vehicle then reverses and leaves the 3 individuals on the retail property.

The 3 individuals continued to trespass further onto the property and were observed wearing a full face mask and carrying equipment.

These suspects seem absolutely up to no good. Upon further observation, this is no ordinary break-in.

We are witnessing organized criminals in action.

Organized criminals are quick, but SentriForce is quicker.

SentriForce monitoring personnel have already been observing the unauthorized activity since the vehicle entered the property.

During this time, the retail property managers were contacted for authorization and police officers were on call for immediate dispatch.

Just as sparks began to fly, the SentriForce Central station immediately engaged the alarms and dispatched local law enforcement.

Within moments, the sparks stop flying and the criminals take off in panic.

Local law enforcement officers are later observed arriving at the scene and investigating the scene of the uncompleted crime.


Commercial and retail shopping centers are magnets for after-hours theft, unwanted trespassing, homeless encampments, illegal dumping, and canvases for graffiti artists.

Additionally, Organized Retail Crime (ORC) rings cost the retail industry approximately $30 billion dollars annually.

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