Archive for the ‘CCTV’ Category
Monday, May 20th, 2013
Security camera footage captures the chilling moment a bank robber held his finger to his lips to try to silence a terrified bank teller.
In a note handed to the Bank of America employee in New York City, the well-dressed thief threatened to kill everyone unless the clerk handed over the money.
His plan backfired however, when the woman who is in her 20s, started yelling Oh, my God!’ as she read the note that was scrawled in black marker pen.
As the worker screamed, the robber held his finger up to his lips, telling her: ‘Shhhh.’
But the teller continued to scream and ran for cover under a desk at the other end of the bank on Third Avenue.
‘She was legitimately scared,” a law-enforcement official told the New York Post. ‘The guy caught her off guard, and she freaked out.’ (more…)
Friday, May 10th, 2013
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Buyers beware when purchasing GeoVision or any other products that may be counterfeit or otherwise not covered under the GeoVision warrantee. (more…)
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Enfield Borough Council will spend almost £1million on installing new CCTV cameras throughout the borough to make it easier to catch criminals red-handed.
The authority announced its latest spending plans this morning, which will see £958,000 spent on CCTV cameras in 24 undisclosed locations in the borough.
The council believes the move will provide police with information about criminals more easily while reducing fear of crime in the community.
The cameras will add to the 259 cameras already filming in the borough, which provided images leading to 1,000 arrests between April and December last year. (more…)
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
This is the shocking moment a sneak thief snatched an iPhone out of a commuter’s hand then dashed off the train.
The CCTV shows Narinder Singh, who was jailed for 14 months this week, loitering behind the victim before snatching the smartphone.
As he jumps off the train with her phone, his surprised victim struggles to get to her feet to give chase and bumps into a pole.
Singh trips and hits his head on a stair banister as he makes his getaway, before regaining his balance and exiting the station. (more…)
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
A thief who allegedly grabbed the purse of a 50-year-old woman in Australia had his plans for running away quickly foiled for a moment as he sprinted right through a glass door, knocking himself out. Not knowing the man was a purse snatcher, bystanders even helped him up and he escaped.
The store’s surveillance camera caught it all.
The incident happened in Perth, accordin to 3News out of New Zealand. Shop owner Greg Rice too didn’t know initially that the person slamming into the glass door was a thief.
“I didn’t know what went on, really. I just thought somebody ran into the door, but as it turned out, when I saw how keen he was to get away, we realised something was up,” he told 3News.
The video shows the alleged thief breaking through the glass door, followed by concerned bystanders trying to help him before an accomplice tried to drag him to a waiting car.
Also caught on the CCTV camera was Jake Adams, owner of a nearby tattoo shop, going after the suspect.
“He said ‘I’ve got a gun, I’ve got a gun, I’m gonna shoot you, I’m gonna shoot you’,” Adams recalled. “So, I picked the guy up [the thief] in front of me, like they do in the movies and held him in front of me.” Adams eventually let the alleged robber go.
Ultimately, the thief and his accomplice escaped in a green Lexus, which 3News reported police saying was also stolen. The men are still at large.
Original Story: Theblaze.com
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Members of a gang who abused shoppers, threatened staff and chased children before ripping phones and iPads off walls in 42 stores across London have been jailed for a total of 11 years.
CCTV footage from one attack on their £500,000 crime spree shows a mother sprinting to protect her terrified son as the eight men swamped and then burgled a Carphone Warehouse.
On each occasion the criminals caused ‘total mayhem’ when they stormed high street shops to wrench high-value items from the walls in a series of violent ‘steaming’ raids.
In scenes reminiscent of the recent London Riots, phones and tablet computers worth a total of £143,000 were ripped out by the thieves, while the attacks caused more than £50,000 worth of damage.
The criminals, some of whom were just 14, used the ‘steaming’ technique, where they rob shops or mug individuals by swamping them and threatening them with violence.
The clean-up operation after the raids, which forced some stores to close temporarily, resulted in Carphone Warehouse losing a total of more than £500,000, the court heard.
Passing sentence, Judge Peter Testar said: ‘This conspiracy to burgle consists of a series of offences in which a number of young men rushed into branches of Carphone Warehouse and simply grabbed whatever they were able to and ran away.
‘In some cases, efforts were made to disguise appearances, but in many cases the attitude of those who committed these offences was brazen.
‘Those who have joined the conspiracy have applied themselves to a criminal operation of which the overall effect was very great.
‘The targeting of particular premises and the mob handed means of offending indicates greater harm.
‘The success (of the conspiracy) depended on force of numbers and shock.
‘Many staff and customers were very frightened. (more…)
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
CCTV footage has been released showing thieves stealing from police ‘capture cars’ used as bait to snare cheeky crooks.
The previously unseen footage from West Midlands Police shows offenders unwittingly breaking into cars fitted with hidden cameras and sensors which alert officers when intruders strike.
One clip – filmed via a discreet micro-camera – shows a man sneak inside an unlocked car and swipe a lap-top bag placed on the passenger seat.
He covers his hand before opening the door so as not to leave prints but, unbeknown to him, the lap-top was fitted with a tracking device while in-car cameras caught crystal clear images.
He was soon caught and jailed for eight weeks.
The footage will be shown tomorrow (Wednesday) morning on the BBC1 programme Caught Red Handed which shows ingenious ways West Midlands Police are trapping offenders and cutting crime.
PC Simon Williams, from Birmingham South Police Offender Management Team, said: “It’s not the wisest criminal move to break into a police car… but that’s exactly what many unwitting criminals are doing! (more…)
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Officers found CCTV footage of criminals Craig Rayner, Ben Cooper, Steven Franks and Benjamin Turnbull returning from a jewellery raid on a camera at Rayner’s home.
The dozy quartet were seen getting out of a car wearing latex gloves and the carrying the jewellery. One was also captured putting empty boxes into a wheelie bin outside the property in Armley, Leeds, West Yorks.
Footage from earlier the same morning showed the gang setting off to carry out the raid in North Yorkshire.
Olivia Checa-Dover, prosecuting at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday. said the men targeted a home in Long Marston on September 15 last year, taking 3,400-pounds worth of jewellery along with a Nintendo Wii, an iPod, a laptop, binoculars and a camera.
The four men were arrested at midday the same day after police stopped their car and found a large pile of gold jewellery in the footwell. Officers then viewed the footage from the camera outside Rayner’s home.
It showed the men returning at 11.40am. Franks, 26, was driving the Peugeot and Rayner, 26, was in the passenger seat. Turnbull, 22, wearing black gloves, and Cooper, 22, wearing latex gloves, got out of the vehicle.
The court heard that the men, all of Leeds, had a long history of offences between them including house burglary, car crime and violence.
They all admitted burglary and Franks also admitted possession of cocaine with intent to supply. He was jailed for four years.
Cooper received a two-and-a-half year sentence, Turnbull and Rayner were jailed for two years and three months.
Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said: “They were no doubt on their way to sell the loot when the police stopped them.”
Original Story: telegraph.co.uk
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012