Thieves Caught – Part 1

By | May 12, 2017

I love a good ‘catch me if you can true story.’ Don’t you?  Here are 5 stories of home security cameras catching thieves in action. Please consider a security system discussed in this article or in this article. I’ll be happy to help you in your decision and implementation of your solution.

I would love it if you could leave me some comments below about any real life true stories that you or someone you know was able to catch a thief through their security camera. I would be happy to contact you privately and keep your information anonymous. Let me know if it is OK to feature you in a future installment of “Thief Catching Stories.”

1. ABC7 News in Chicago, IL

2. Caught Red headed! Amazon package thief caught on video!

3. Caught on Camera: Home security camera shows package thief

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6 thoughts on “Thieves Caught – Part 1

  1. Maurice

    In this day and age, why would anyone want to do while in public. Everybody knows that there are cameras everywhere. Not to mention that everyone has a cell phone. That is why laughter can’t be found in these video clips. Thanks for sharing

    1. Tim Post author

      You know it! But believe it or not I have been to many homes and businesses that are not covered at all. I’ve done door to door for residences and businesses since 2003. Scary really.

  2. Ahmad

    I used to live in Flint, MI. At the time, the crime rates were through the roof and breaks-ins were pretty common in a lot of the neighborhoods. I rented a house which had security cameras and fortunately I personally didn’t ever get effected but I’m very aware of how much security cameras can help.

  3. Laurie

    It’s unreal the things that people do these days. I’m not sure if they’re just not thinking before they act. Most people have security cameras and cell phones, which take pictures and video. Where I live, crime rate isn’t too bad but I notice more and more of it reported on the local news. A security camera might be needed in the near future, if the crime continues to increase. Thanks for the post.

    1. Tim Post author

      Thank you so much for your comment Laurie. You really got me thinking about something…you said “most people have security cameras” and that got me to thinking, how many is it really. So I have been studying up for my next post. Here is one interesting survey fact I found that is relevant (more to come):


      “In Q1 2012, 25% of U.S. broadband households reported having any security system in use; in 2013 and 2014, that percentage increased to 26%…In 2012, there were approximately 29.7 million U.S. households with any active security system; in 2014, that number has increased by ~1.6 million to 31.3 million total households with an active security system.”

      From a simple google search, there are 125.82 million households. 31.3/125.82 = 24.9% or 25%.

      So, at best 1 in 4 households have any security setup at all. That includes the ones with basic burglar alarms without cameras. It’s much less for households that have cameras I’m sure. More to come…


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