One of several Richardson break-ins caught on camera

Richardson neighbors woke up to find windows shattered and expensive electronics stolen from their cars recently, and surveillance cameras captured one of the burglaries.

It wasn't the amount of electronics that was taken -- it was the feeling of being victimized that hurt more.

Richardson crime scene investigators said the thieves wore gloves, so the hope of catching them lies in surveillance footage or the electronics potentially being pawned.

Burglary victim Marcus Matos had his after-market stereo, old cell phone and various chargers taken. His home was one of eight cars burglarized Monday morning.

But Matos installed security cameras a year ago after his neighbor's car was broken into.

Even in the morning darkness, the crime is caught on tape -- but it's hard to see.

"At about 2:45, you can make out two people walking and looking into each of the vehicles," said Matos. "Then there's nothing, and then about 3:25, a vehicle comes around, parks right in front next door, and then you see a person walk up to the car."

He claims his car alarm went off, but failed to wake him or any of his neighbors.

He didn't discover the $1,000 in damage until hours later.

"You feel a little violated, especially when you open up the vehicle and all of your personal belongings are all over the place," said Matos. "You don't know what else they might've taken."

At 6 a.m. Monday, Kim Linvil woke up to her panicked fiancé.

"He was already running late because he'd woken up late and he was like, 'Oh my god, I don't have a dashboard,'" said Linvil.

The after-market radio, speakers and amp were stolen out of a locked 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

"It is obvious they knew what they were doing," said Matos. "Unfortunately, that's just how some people make a living."

Both victims FOX 4 spoke to recorded the serial numbers of their electronics, which they turned over to police.

They hope they'll be notified if their property is pawned.


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