GOODYEAR, Ariz. (KSAZ) - What home surveillance cameras capture while most of us are sleeping can be amazing. In Goodyear, a camera managed to catch an organized group of people cruising a neighborhood and targeting unlocked cars.
Teens were seen rolling up in a car, bail out, walk up to cars on driveways and on the street, looking for an unlocked door so they can get in and steal something. One of the incidents happened near Litchfield Road and Palm Valley Boulevard in Goodyear.
It happened to Nancy Boothroyd and her family. Twice.
"We got up one morning, husband got up and his car inside, all the papers from glove box were just everywhere," said Boothroyd. "The second time, my son-in-law, his car rifled through, they took an old GPS. My son's favorite thing in the car."
Goodyear Police want people to see the video.
"I thought it was an excellent example of things that happen out there, to see how quick they commit these crimes," said Sgt. Alison Braughton with Goodyear Police.
It's a message that hits home with Lisa Beckham.
"We have left garage open overnight," said Beckham. "We are guilty."
Neighbors are now taking steps, so they don't become victims.
"Well now, we have the garage clean. Both cars in garage," said Boothroyd. "If they stay out overnight, they stay locked."