Amanda Guerra, NBC 5 News
Carrollton police say a homeowners surveillance camera helped them catch a man suspected of three car burglaries. But police stress North Texans need to lock their cars because other burglars use the same tactic to find their targets.
Carrollton police say they were able to find and arrest a man they say is a serial burglar thanks to a man’s home surveillance video.
Investigators said a man who lives in the 2900 block of Cambridgeshire Drive in Carrollton noticed he caught the man on camera trying to break into his car.
In the video you see the man walking down an alleyway with a red rag in his hand. He spots the man’s silver SUV, then looks around to make sure no one is looking. That’s when he approaches the SUV and using the rag tries to open it.
Luckily, the car is locked and the man walks away.
The homeowner called police and officers came to the area were able to find and arrest 27-year-old Deveron Callicoatee.
Investigators said they linked him to two additional burglaries in Plano.
But it’s not just Carrollton dealing with burglaries.
Police in Murphy in Collin County sent out an alert after a rash of car break-ins in their town.
Officers said the thieves are targeting specific items like headlights, taillights and side mirrors.
Officers said the best thing car owners can do to keep their vehicles safe is lock them and hide any belongings that are inside the vehicle.