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Car break-ins caught on camera in Naples neighborhood

Suspects caught on camera breaking into cars in Naples neighborhood
Posted at 8:52 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 20:52:33-05

NAPLES, Fla. — People living in a Naples neighborhood say several cars were broken into Sunday around three in the morning.

It happened at Torrey Pines Point in Naples.

Neighbor Frank Briggs, who's been living in the area for ten years, says surveillance video captured the moment when the car that the suspects were in drove down the street with it's headlights off.

Briggs says two suspects then got out the car and started to get into cars that were unlocked.

Surveillance video from Briggs' home caught one suspect going through one of his family's cars using a flashlight.

"We found out later that just about every car on the street that was unlocked was gone into," said Briggs.

Briggs says it was at least eight cars.

Naples Police Department says over eighty percent of car break-ins in the area happen to unlocked cars because it's quick access.

Neighbors say they've always felt safe living on Torrey Pines Point since the road ends in a cul de sac, but are now on high alert.

"It's just a reminder of the world we live in. Nice quiet street, nothing ever happens, brings reality check," said Briggs.

Fortunately, Briggs says the suspects only took a pair of sunglasses and some change.

"We're hoping maybe someone can recognize the car and turn them in," said Briggs.

The Naples Police Department says the best way to protect yourself from car break-ins is to always keep your doors locked and never keep valuables inside of your car.