Theft from vehicle caught on camera as OPD investigates

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) An Owensboro home owner catches a person who stole items from a car on camera. It’s the latest theft police are investigating.

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Security cameras at a home on Cedar Street caught a theft from a vehicle late last week as the suspect opened an unlocked vehicle in a driveway.

“He more than just broke into our vehicle,” said the home owner, who asked not to be identified. “He violated our personal space. He didn’t just do it on the street, he walked onto our property, looked in our windows.”

He said items were taken, but the theft wasn’t didn’t discovered until the following day. Both he and police say the door was not locked when it happened.

“We have security cameras at our home and we decided to check those. We were able to get it all on film,” he said. He also said that wasn’t the only incident wasn’t the only one. He claims the suspect tried to break in to two other cars in this area.

“There seems to have been quite a bit of it going on in the area, through some neighbors talking,” he added.

“They tend to be kind of scattered throughout the city, so there’s not one particular spot that we see a whole lot,” said Officer Andrew Boggess says police get several reports of car break ins a week. He says people can protect their possessions by keeping their car locked, hiding valuable items, and parking by surveillance cameras at home or in well lit areas.

“A lot of it is just common sense things that people either forget to do or just get in a hurry and not doing. Just a couple of things that can prevent a lot of these thefts,” said Ofc. Boggess.

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(This story was originally published on September 23, 2019)

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