MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Residents in one East Memphis neighborhood are on high alert after a string of car burglaries, and one of the victims even caught a suspect on camera.
According to Memphis police, this happened in the High Point Terrace neighborhood. More than 10 cars were ransacked and one stolen. It was later recovered on North Highland.
Items stolen from each of those cars included two guns.
One of those victims captured the crook on a surveillance camera. You can see the man in a hoodie and sweat pants holding a gun and walking up to the gate of a house. But when he spots the camera he turns right around.
This man and another were seen on several other surveillance cameras in the neighborhood.
Police said the two suspects possibly drove off in an older four door Explorer with decals on the rear passenger window. Most of the cars that were ransacked had been left unlocked.
Josh Black lives in the neighborhood and says he's gotten better at taking valuables out of his car and keeping it locked. He says you need to take extra precautions this time of year.
"I guess it's just an indicator that times are changing and things aren't just as safe as we assumed they once were."
He's hoping all of the surveillance footage will help police find people responsible for the rash of car break-ins on his street.
If you recognize the men in that video call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.