Fort Worth neighbors have vandals under surveillance

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by TODD UNGER

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Posted on January 20, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 21 at 12:38 AM

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FORT WORTH — Thieves in one east Fort Worth neighborhood are trying to get their hands on anything — and everything — of value.

Neighbors say there have been a rash of recent car and even home break-ins along Cross Ridge Circle.

Roger Seelbach ended up recording one of the thieves on camera with his home surveillance video after they broke into his wife's car and made off with more than $400 in valuables.    

"You never like people just coming on your property and taking things that don't belong to them," Staubach said.

The veteran outfitted his home with cameras after hearing about his neighbors getting burglarized.

A woman who only wanted to be known only as "Linda" said her family also experienced an attempted break-in not long ago. Her 16-year-old son was home alone when someone tried to bust through the front door.  

She has since installed a protective screen and put up warning signs around her property.

"When you have kids, it is really concerning," she said.

Police are aware of the incidents and continue to keep a close eye on the area.

Neighbors say a white pick-up truck is usually the getaway car.  It is the same type of truck recorded in Seelbach's surveillance footage. 

A neighborhood watch program is being enhanced to try and avert future break-ins.  

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