Far East homeowners capture attempted car break-ins on video

EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) - Homeowners in a relatively new neighborhood in Far East El Paso have captured a series of attempted car burglaries on their surveillance cameras over the past couple of weekends.

Neighbors on Red Creek near Ventana say the most recent attempt was this weekend.

According to one neighbor who did not want to show his identity, multiple neighbors have captured different instances where a man can be seen checking to see if any cars are open. One neighbor reported having his pocketknife stolen from his glove box.

Neighbors say the person responsible has yet to be caught, which makes them feel unsafe in their own home.

"It's ridiculous to be honest with you," said another neighbor who did not want to be named. "The guy is lucky that he didn't meet somebody face-to-face because most of us are either in the military, retired, and we all have weapons in our house, so he's lucky that he just was caught on camera- especially with all the kids that live here. We're going to take care of each other, we're a neighborhood that looks out for each other and we're not gonna let this happen in our neighborhood. It has to stop."

According to El Paso Police, car burglaries have gone up four percent for the week of October 14. They recommend locking vehicles at all times and removing any valuables from the car or out of sight.

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