3 Crazy Crimes Solved by CCTV Video Surveillance
After five homes in San Ramon, California, were shot by a flare gun fired from a passing vehicle, police turned to homeowners’ video surveillance cameras for help. Several homeowners in the area were registered with the city’s Citizen’s View home security camera system registry, whose members have volunteered to share surveillance footage with police to help solve crimes. Footage captured suspects in a Nissan Sentra driving past the crime scene. Within 48 hours, four teenagers were arrested on suspicion of multiple felony counts of shooting into an inhabited home and conspiracy.
This incident was one of many ill-conceived capers that have been foiled by video surveillance footage. Here are three examples of crazy crimes that have been solved by CCTV video surveillance.