ST. GEORGE — A St. George man says he and some of his neighbors had their vehicles burglarized early Friday morning, and he has surveillance footage to prove it.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on the south block of 1970 East, a motion-activated camera captured what appears to be two young men or boys opening or attempting to open the doors of a Jeep and a truck.
“I’m pretty sure they were checking every single car on the street,” said Jose Gonzales, the homeowner whose surveillance camera caught the alleged burglars in the act.
Gonzales told St. George News he has no idea who the suspects are, one of whom is seen opening and closing the door to Gonzales’ Jeep in separate clips of video from the motion-activated camera.
See the clips in the media player top of this report.
Whoever it was allegedly took a jump box and a pair of headphones with a combined value of approximately $350, Gonzales said.
Police received a report of the burglary at Gonzales’ residence, St. George Police officer Lona Trombley said.
While only one report had been filed with police as of Friday afternoon, Gonzales said one of his neighbors also had a backpack stolen from her car, and another neighbor said money and belongings were taken from their vehicle.
“You can see one of the kids go to my neighbor’s truck and try to open it,” Gonzales said, referring to the footage, “and he’s not able to open it and he just walks away.”
This comes on the heels of 11 vehicle burglaries recently reported in Hurricane in a single day. Police said all of the cars involved were not locked.
Anyone who has information about Friday morning’s vehicle burglaries in St. George is asked to contact the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300.
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