Security cameras are everywhere these days. That means there’s a good chance when a crime happens, it’s on camera. Three people wearing hoodies and face masks broke into a house in Toms River, New Jersey. They meticulously went through every cabinet and drawer looking for the homeowner’s key fob of the BMW sitting in the driveway. The burglars were able to steal the vehicle valued at over $100,000. Another video captured a well-dressed man with a machete ringing the doorbell of a Florida home.
The owner of a small bakery says she’s fed up with the unrelenting vandalism and thefts. Teresa Ging owns Sugar Bliss in Chicago. Last week, a man came into her bakery, trashed the counter then tried to snatch a purse. Ging and several other women grabbed the purse and wrenched it out of the guy’s hands before he fled off. She says it took 40 minutes for cops to show up. No arrest was made. Now, Ging is thinking about moving part of her business to the suburbs.
Surveillance footage captured the moment when a flash mob of looters burst into a Los Angeles 7-Eleven. According to LAPD, about 100 young people entered the store after being involved in an earlier morning illegal street takeover, where motorists flooded the intersection to block off traffic. They destroyed the store and even tried to steal the cash register. However, they all rushed out of the store with their loot before the police got there.
The New York City Police Department says a pair of thieves on a fast-moving moped decided it was a good idea to steal a woman’s purse as she walked down the street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. What they didn’t factor in is security camera footage catching them in the act. Now the search is on for the duo who almost dragged a woman while trying to steal her property. Inside Edition Digital’s Stephanie Officer has the details.
Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies say a group targeted drug stores that sell high-end alcohol. Security video allegedly shows a trio working fast after smashing a front window with a crowbar. It was such an organized ring, these liquor lovers were able to hit 4 pharmacies in less than 1 hour, all before the sun came up. But the party didn’t last long. Authorities say all three of the masked people were caught later that day.
Irvine, California, police stopped a car they say “contained burglary tools, evidence of ID theft, and stolen property.” But the real stunners were the spy-movie contraptions that make being a criminal almost look cool. Sgt. Karie Davies said, “They have this kind-of James Bond flipping license plate in the back” and “a very sophisticated fuel pumping system” to siphon gas from other vehicles. Inside Edition Digital has more.