Aaron Senk and his roommate were losing their stuff and thought maybe a friend was playing a prank.
"We've had stuff stolen off the porch. They've stole bicycles, furniture," said Senk. "Apparently, I was wrong. It's people that we don't know that are stealing things and looting through our stuff at night, which isn't cool."
They installed security cameras to catch the thieves in the act.
In just a week, the roommates said they learned valuable lessons. First, you never know what goes on around the area at night. Second, they should always park their vehicles in front of the house and in view of the cameras.
The cameras caught a prowler checking locks for easy entry and at around 4 a.m. The man climbed into Senk's roommate's Jeep.
"He was able to just unlatch this, push this in, and then go right through the whole vehicle, " Senk said.
For nearly two minutes, the stranger ransacked the vehicle, even when another car drove by.
"His level of confidence in stealing things is just scary. I mean, to think he's just sitting out there, there's cars driving by, that doesn't faze him," added Senk.
The thief got $5 in change but it's changed what Senk thinks about where he lives.
"It's kind of scary to think that you could have walked into this. If I had to leave at 4 o'clock in the morning for something, maybe I go into the office early, whatever, or family emergency.. I'd walk into somebody inside my truck," he said.
Senk has video but said others can be vigilant by keeping an eye out for one another.
Police are investigating and like the idea of surveillance cameras.
The suspect was driving what looks like a white Dodge RAM truck.
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