Dropcam Catches Gun Thieves

Here's a fairly stereotypical 'home robber caught on video' story from my hometown, where the burglars stole a number of guns: [Story and Video Link]

Still image from Dropcam of thief stealing rifle:

Stash of [unsecured] rifles the thieves targeted:

I have a few observations & questions after watching this clip:

  • Alarm stickers don't deter thieves.
  • Why in the world didn't this guy have a gunsafe?
  • Journalists will always say 'security cameras were rolling' no matter how many decades removed we are from when cameras actually rolled film.
  • Where did the idea that 'stealing the camera = destroying video evidence' originate? Only recently are cameras sophisticated enough to hold storage, but it seems like knocking down the cameras after a robbery has been in the burglar's handbook for years.

At the end, supposedly the homeowner beefed up his alarm system by having it dial the cops, but I'd be the first to tell him he really hasn't done anything substantial to improve his home's security. Agree/Disagree?

Curious to get your thoughts.

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