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Several burglary attempts in this western New York city

If you live in this western New York city, you might want to check out your Ringcam footage from last night.

While most people were sleeping, one man was quite busy running up and down a street trying to break into several cars in the area.

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Around 2:38 a.m., the alleged criminal was caught on camera checking car doors on Argus Dr. in Depew, NY. A woman shared her ringcam footage of the man to the Lancaster/Depew Neighbors Helping Neighbors Facebook group, along with a description of what happened in her driveway.

“This man came onto my property, checked my car and ran away,” she wrote on Facebook. “It was locked, but if anyone wasn’t so lucky on Argus dr, you can get my video.”

The man didn’t hang around long after realizing the car doors were locked, making it appear as if he was trying to steal the vehicle rather than stealing the belongings inside.

The Buffalo area has been a major target for car thefts in recent years. In 2022, police reported via the Buffalo News that 1,393 vehicles were stolen.

By 2023, that number nearly doubled to 2,885 stolen vehicles in Western New York alone.

It’s scary to think that the car theft problem continues and at such a rapid pace. All you can do is exercise control steerable: Keep your car doors locked and charge your ringcams.

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