Caught on video: Burglars steal ATVs, surveillance cameras

Nov 25, 2014 6:40 PM by Charlene Cheng

Surveillance cameras caught two men, both in hoodies, one wearing glasses, peering into a home in Redding.

Moments after they were filmed, they made off with two ATV quads, and the cameras that captured them.

"See... then he puts his head down, and he comes down and pulls the camera down," homeowner Art Morgan said.

He was shocked when he saw the footage.

The men seemed to be familiar with the house.

"I think they had prior knowledge, just the way they were looking around," Morgan said.

He's working with local law enforcement to get answers, but this is just another incident in a growing crime problem.

A post on his son's Facebook page has plenty of shares.

Commenters expressed frustrations, like 'My friend just had her car stolen from Holiday on Placer,' and 'It sure isn't the same Redding it used to be.'

"It definitely isn't what it used to be, it's really sad. You talk to a lot of people and they say you fix it by moving. Moving where?" Morgan asked.

And as a practicing lawyer, he knows all too well that even if the suspects are caught, it doesn't mean they'll stay in jail.

"Commit a misdemeanor and it's not that big a deal, and they know it," Morgan said.

At the end of the day, he says the items are replaceable, but the damage runs deeper than just losing property.

"I don't care about the quads. One of them was 10 years ago. They just ran good and the grandkids liked them. That was a big monetary value," he said.

This is an ongoing investigation.

The California Highway Patrol is working with the Sheriff's Office on this case, since there are stolen vehicles involved.

CHP is using VIN numbers to try to track down the missing ATVs.

If you have any information that can help this case, you're asked to contact either agency.

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