cagesecuritycamerastolenthiefOften it’s hard to make sense out of some theft crimes, but this latest string of thefts in Lakeland has police puzzled for good reason. In all 13 robberies, the thieves only stole surveillance cameras from the businesses they broke in to. No money or other valuables were taken. As a result, authorities have been left scratching their heads for as to what the motive is behind these thefts. Overall, the cameras in Lakeland, Florida averaged for $300 in value, while the cameras stolen from the local Sheriff’s office ranged in cost from $75 to $700.

One theory is that there might be a market for these security cameras outside of Florida. But we can’t help but wonder if there is a master plan behind all of these thefts, the likes of one you would see on the pages of a comic or novel? Are the criminals of the county planning on staging several grand elaborate heists? We can’t help but wonder… after all, the first step would be for them to eliminate the security cameras. (Via The Ledger)

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large_kenjonesBusted stories like the follow one are always amusing, but it really makes you wonder about the audacity of some thieves out there. Recently, a thief stole a camera and lens from a special exhibit at the Multnomah County’s Central Library. The exhibit featured a display full of police crime-fighting tools. The thief immediately went for a Nikon camera and lens which ironically was located next to a book titled “Crime Scene Photography”, an old fingerprint magnifying glass, a plastic police evidence bag, and bright yellow evidence markers.  A surveillance camera in the library caught the whole thing, and another surveillance camera even caught the thief holding the camera in the elevator as he exited the library.

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