Of the Toledo homes that I own, I choose to live in an area that I'd like to call Heather-Byrne-Glanz-Birch-Beverlydowns.
Following Chief Digg's leadership, I had security cameras on my house recently. There are more and more bad people walking the streets these days. We used to be concerned about crackheads. Now, all kinds of people act like that... you know... sell you a power tool at your front door that they just stole out of garage.
But let's get to it: I found a car door open this morning and reviewed the video.
At 12:23 a.m. last night an organized gang of 5-7 adult males came down my street as an organized patrol. One individual walked down the center of the street. A group of two men, both white, one heavy set, one medium, moved along my side of the street, trying doors, checking in cars. A separate group moved down the other. When my security light went on as they checked the two cars in my driveway, they were undeterred. They moved quickly, but did not run or rush. They moved together, as a team, all 5 within sight of each other. Their primary target was items in cars. Their secondary target was non-break break-ins of homes. When one opened something, the second guy joined the entry.
They were trying everything they saw, and only entering what was unlocked. But I'd hate to bust one unarmed and have to face all 5-7. Because you know that's how it is going to be. You don't go out in a gang if you aren't going to play the numbers card if you have to.
I will adjust my camera locations and angles thanks to their this test of the system. They entered one of my vehicles, but two were in the garage and the other was locked. They ransacked that vehicle. They took nothing. Some items were found around the neighborhood, according to neighbors.
Be advised of the following:
They are working just after midnight. They probably start around 11.
They were east of Byrne Rd. and north of Glanzman at 12:30a.m. last night, Monday the 18th.
They are in a gang of 5-7 individuals, wearing ski-stocking type hats and heavy coats, including Carhartts.
They are not stopped by motion lights.
They will try any doors or car doors in their path.
They are organized and moving like a military unit.
They should be considered dangerous. The size of the group and the fact that they did not run when the motion lights came on suggest that they are not a sneak.