Surveillance video caught auto burglars in action early Friday morning in Summerlin. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Las Vegas Metro Police are looking for the people responsible for a string of overnight car burglaries near the Summerlin area.
Police say four people who live in or near the Queensridge community near Hualapai and West Charleston reported their cars being burglarized around 4 a.m. Friday. They think at least 13 other vehicles in the area may have also been broken into, but the owners of the vehicles haven't notified officers.
Doug Sartain woke up to find his wallet missing and a shattered window on his brand-new truck. He soon found out that many of his neighbors on Royal Lamb Drive had their purses, cameras, laptops and other valuables stolen from their vehicles.
"It's a little bit tough to realize that no matter where you're at, you're really not safe," Sartain said.
The Queensridge neighborhood is gated and guarded 24/7. There are also security officers that patrol the community. Some neighbors were upset that those officers didn't catch the suspects in action. Sartain's surveillance camera did.
The video shows one suspect strolling the street holding a flashlight. Minutes later, a man in a hoodie looks in Sartain's truck window and uses a tool to break the glass before climbing into the vehicle head-first, and walking away. Sartain says his wallet was taken during that time.
A neighbor later found Sartain's wallet in the street, but all of his cash was missing. He doesn't know how much money was taken, but he expects to pay at least $1000 to fix his truck.
"It's not so much the monetary it's the inconvenience and the disruption in our life," Sartain said.
His neighbors say they found their stolen items scattered around the street and their cash was also missing. They say the incident is a wake-up call to be more alert.
Police said anyone who had their car burglarized should call them and file a report. They're also asking people with information about the crime to call them.
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Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:28 GMT
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