Surveillance video shows thieves stealing $40K of equipment from El Cajon store
Crooks have hit Stereo Depot 3 times
Last Updated: 108 days ago
EL CAJON, Calif. - About $40,000 in stereo equipment was stolen from a store in El Cajon.
Surveillance video shows the thieves loading boxes and boxes of expensive stereo equipment into a white truck. The video was recorded an hour after the thieves got inside the Stereo Depot on Main Street in El Cajon in broad daylight.
Getting in was not easy. The business has a locked gate, eight surveillance cameras and an alarm system in place.
Ali, an employee at the store, told 10News the burglars got into their shop and deactivated their alarm, giving them enough time to wander around the store and pick and choose the pricey items they wanted.
"You're doing everything the proper way with business ethics and someone comes in and steals from you," he said.
At one point on the video, one of the burglars is seen getting a drink of water.
Ali believes there are at least four people involved and he says they may be responsible for the two other break-ins within the last couple of months.
He says the ringleader is always wearing a sweatshirt and sweatpants with a hat and he never looks up at the camera.
After watching their bold and calm demeanor through the entire burglary, Ali says it is likely these thieves will strike again.
Aside from the security system they already have in place, they are now also offering a $5,000 reward for the tip that leads to the arrest and conviction of the thieves.
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