Burglars target cars in Denton neighborhood

Home surveillance caught two people breaking into a car in a Denton neighborhood recently, and the incident isn’t the only one – police say 15 cars have been hit, including four on Monday night.

Jason lives in Denton's Wind River neighborhood. His security camera captured images of two young men going from car to car in his cul-de-sac about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The suspect got into a couple of the cars, including Jason’s wife's Chevy Tahoe.

“When he's done in the front, he appears to be leaving, but stops and looks in the back door and pulls out the laptop,” said Jason.

Police detectives were canvassing the neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, looking for information and more security video that may have captured some of the crimes.

For years, police have advised people to take, lock and hide. But Officer Ryan Grelle says locking cars and hiding valuables is really not enough.

"In your car, you can only hide so much in a small area,” said Grelle. “The best thing to do is just take it out of the car all the way around."

Jason thinks his wife's Tahoe was locked, but the thieves easily got in it.

"It is frustrating,” he said. “I'm going to clean out the other side of my garage so we can put the Tahoe in."

Jason's video was posted on social media on the Denton Police Department's Facebook page and on the Nextdoor neighborhood sharing platform.

Jason is confident it will catch the crooks.

“Because it puts it out there for everybody to see,” he said. “Hopefully someone will come forward and know who it is."

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