Crime of the Week – E-Bikes, accessories, and video surveillance system theft
Sometime overnight on Saturday May 4th, 2019 unknown suspects cut the fence of a Grand Avenue East, Chatham business. The suspects then forced their way inside the business.
The suspects then removed several ebike chargers, a GPS, portions of the video surveillance system and three ebikes. Two of the ebikes are unique. A black and red Daymak EM2 which looks like a motorcycle and a black EMMO which is similar to a mountain bike with fat tires. The value of the theft is approximately $10,000.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding this break and enter. If you know where the stolen items are or who the persons responsible call 1800-222-8477 with your anonymous information. You could earn a cash reward.
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“Good security around the perimeter of your property can deter burglars, but thieves are getting braver, and increasingly bold – sometimes carrying around devices capable of cutting through fences, and locks.
Simply notifying would-be criminals that the area is protected is a great first step. We recommend clear signage clearly displaying that the building is monitored by video recording devices, and/or a security system.
Many local business owners are opting to install camera systems, but in most cases, you get what you pay for. Basic camera systems can be purchased for a few hundred dollars online, but a faulty install, or low-quality recordings can render footage useless. For the footage to be useful in catching and prosecuting criminals, high definition images must be extracted and therefore the cameras should be 3MP or 1080P and installed by a trained professional.
Additionally, local storage solutions can be damaged or stolen leaving the business owner no access to the recorded footage. Most modern solutions integrate ‘cloud storage’ options where the video recordings are backed up remotely. In these cases, regardless of the damage to the physical equipment, the footage is still accessible and can be forwarded to authorities. “