Apartment managers hoping to identify alleged thieves caught on camera
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A picture worth a thousand crimes-- as thieves have repeatedly hit a local apartment.
Warehouse Apartments here in Grand Forks where apartment managers have done everything from installing new locks to new light bulbs but it still hasn't been enough to stop thieves.
"It looked like they walked through the snow bank and went like this and hopped up on my truck,” said resident Brandon Altepeter.
Thieves hit the block dozens of times over the last six months.
Just Tuesday, they broke through the window, leaving a green Santa hat.
"I think that's they must've reached in and that's when their hat fell off. Because I found it down in that bottom corner,” said Altepeter.
Along with a mess in Altepeter’s pickup.
"I mean it made me mad. My stuff being missing. My truck being treated like that. It's my items, my personal stuff that I worked for, I paid for,” said Altepeter.
Walking away with over one thousand dollars worth of stuff -- including two pistols.
"Didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night and I'm just kind of thinking they're out there now with my guns,” said Altepeter.
It's a story we've heard before...except this building has some extra evidence.
"It seems like the same 15 people we have on camera and they're not really getting caught. So hopefully we catch them,” said apartment manager, Derek Kobetsky.
Shots like this of people the manager says trespassed on their property--taking countless items from tenants.
"We have good pictures of a lot of the people and no arrests have been made or anything like that,” said Kobetsky.
Police are refusing to comment on any open investigations.
They say they may not be using the pictures based on where an investigation is at.
Residents are wishing the photos would be shared-- hoping someone will recognize these faces.
"I'm just trying to get the word out there and I want to try to catch some of these people because it's out of hand. And doing what I can I guess,” said Altepeter.
All in hopes of keeping your stuff safe.