hidden camera jewelry thief brickhouse blogEvery once in a while we get the pleasure of being contacted by a customer who used one of our products to solve a problem in their life. This year we’ve already heard harrowing stories from Whitney Matney and Diana Valentin; now it’s Amy Albertson, a Pennsylvania woman plagued by a home burglar.

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Facebook & Twitter Social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter have quickly become a big parts of our everyday lives and the way we interact with the world. It is also not unusual to hear about these platforms being used to spread computer malware, spam, or get people into legal trouble. However, it seems like a new crime trend is emerging that focuses solely on the use of social networks to steal physical goods from retail locations, as opposed to the digital theft of sensitive information.

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There are countless ways that someone can unobtrusively pull off a heist; but sneaking cash out through an in-flight bathroom is not something that usually springs to mind. We’re not sure how the man came up with his master plan, but he effectively stole about $238,000 from a Brink’s security employee in the period of 40 minutes without ever leaving the restroom. Or so it appeared at first…

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We’re not sure whether it’s the snow, the cold, or just the fact that criminals are getting too lazy to plan their heists nowadays, but more and more of them are getting caught for the most careless mistakes. And the latest criminal bust involves a group of teens who were not only were haphazard with their crime, but also left a direct trail to themselves for police to follow.

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After an attempted robbery of a pizza delivery driver failed, the same three Ohio teens decided they would try again by ordering the pizza to a different abandoned home. Luckily for the pizza delivery driver, the person answering the phone recognized the teen’s voice and decided to send a special delivery driver, one that could easily stand up to three robbers.

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malcolmA robbery attempt ended with the arrest of a would-be robber thanks to the efforts of a brave 17-year-old boy. After going into a small corner store and demanding money from the teen, the thief received more than he bargained for. Instead of forking over the cash like the robber had planned, the boy began hitting the man, and then chased him through the streets for about half an hour until the criminal was pinned down and arrested.

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