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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - New Surveillance video from a Bainbridge apartment complex shows thieves caught stealing dozens of items from cars and trucks for over an hour Sunday morning. Police were able to recover a lot of the stolen property, but are still looking for the two men responsible.

The two men you're about to see in that video had a pretty simple plan. For one hour, They went vehicle to vehicle and took their pick at other people's property. Everything from electronics to cash, and it's all caught on tape.

It was the illegal shopping spree that kept going and going. In this survelience video taken Sunday morning just between 3 and 4 am watch as two men go car to car, trunk to trunk, taking whatever they want.

"It makes me real angry," said Dollisha Cooper. Her car was one of the 10 cars broken into this past weekend.

"My CD player, my GPS, all gone," she said.

As the cameras are rolling, the two thieves travel car to car, take what they want, and rush the items down the street.

Then, they come back, and do the same thing for over an hour.

"I understand the economy is bad, but you don't have to steal," she said.

Courtes De Emerald Apartments owner Joyce Barr installed the multi-camera system back in February to keep her community safe, secure and quiet.

"I have it posted that you are being monitored. This way we can feel safe," she said.

Thanks to one camera angle, police were able to recover thousands of dollars worth of items from an abandoned car behind a home just down the road from the apartments.

"I think residents appreciate the cameras. I mean nearly all the items were recovered, how often does that happen," said Barr.

But Dollisha won't be satified until the late-night bandits are caught.

"I hope whoever sees the footage will come forward. What's wrong is wrong. This wasn't their first car jacking, and I'm sure it won't be their last," said Cooper.

Many of the vehicles broken into that night were unlocked, but a few were locked up.

That's why law enforcers want to remind residents to bring those expensive items like GPS systems and purses inside your home when you lock up for the night.

Police are processing some of the items for fingerprints and they have a few suspects in mind..

But they still want your help, if you know anything call Bainbridge Police at 229-248-2038.

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