Video shows mystery Mercedes at burglary scene

Posted at 5:50 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 21:39:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - An Ocean Beach man says he was home when two burglars in a white Mercedes-Benz were raiding his garage and stealing his vehicle.      

Along Lotus Street last week around 1:30 in the afternoon, Evan Montoya was in his upstairs bedroom and never heard a thing.  But when he later went down to the garage, he noticed some things were out of place and his car keys were gone.  Outside, the car belonging to Montoya - an Uber and Lyft driver - was nowhere to be found.

"My heart sank into the pit of my stomach.  That's my livelihood.  They took my entire world when they took my car," said Montoya.

But that was hardly the entire loss.  Montoya believes the intruders slipped under the garage door - left open because the garage gets hot - before grabbing anything electric.

"Basically they went on a shopping spree through our garage and took whatever they wanted," said Montoya.  

After the break-in, a neighbor handed him surveillance video showing a white Mercedes sedan stopping in the alley in front of the garage.  In the video, a man and a woman are seen going back and forth to their garage, before they finally drive off.

"Makes you feel unsafe in your home, which is the one place you're supposed to feel safe," said Montoya.

Montoya's car was found abandoned a few days later.  Meanwhile, the video has been shared by neighbors across social media.  Some seven other neighbors have reported similar, recent break-ins. 

"People going through alleys stealing from houses," said Montoya.

If you have any information on the cases, call Crimestoppers at 888-580-8477.