One woman called police after returning to her vehicle to find a passenger-side window broken out, according to an Erie County deputy’s report. Only one item was stolen: a case containing $1,000 worth of jewelry.
That loss was just a fraction of the thief’s other target. While at the scene, deputies noticed another vehicle’s window broken. They located the owner, who said his thermal imaging camera was missing from the backseat, according to the report. The camera, used for the man’s consulting business, is valued at $100,000.
The man said the camera would have appeared to the thief to be an older-model VCR camera. Also missing was the camera’s case and other accessories.
Deputies had no suspects as of Monday.