MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Memphis Police hope some amazing surveillance video helps catch a thief. The video is amazing because the surveillance camera appears to be inside the car, getting a clear shot of the crook as he burglarizes the vehicle.
Police say the man burglarized at least three cars early Monday morning at International Paper on the 1800-block of South Third.
Police say when they arrived, they found three vehicles that had been burglarized with several items stolen.
"Technology is a wonderful thing," said John Everson.
Everson owns I-Spy, a company that specializes in security systems. He says it doesn't even cost that much to install a mobile camera security system.
"It is not hard at all, the way technology has evolved the last few years," Everson said. "It is pretty simple to do that, all you need is a mobile DVR, a little bit of power, and a camera."
Everson estimates a full system could cost around $500-$600.
"Basically all we do is put in a DVR, connect it to a power supply in the vehicle, and it powers the camera; you set it on motion activation, it only records when there is movement in the vehicle," he said. "Any physical evidence that you can give to prosecutors to help the prosecution is great, any additional physical evidence, and of course a nice clear picture of the perpetrator is very important."
Auto Theft investigators ask anyone with information on the International Paper burglary investigation to call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH (2274).