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Would-be car thief caught on home CCTV camera

IN THE ACT: A would-be thief attempts to break into a car at Brassall.
IN THE ACT: A would-be thief attempts to break into a car at Brassall. Contributed

DAN Keogh got a nasty surprise when a review of his home security cameras revealed a would-be thief trying to break into his mum's car at his Brassall home.

Mr Keogh awoke on Monday morning to notice that his cameras had detected movement on Sunday night.

The security footage revealed a man, pictured on this page, attempting to open his mother's car door. The Queensland Times website has a video of the man in action.

"My mum is staying with me at the moment," Mr Keogh said.

"I caught that guy on footage and saw it the next day.

"I installed a security system because of problems with people trespassing in the past.

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"So far I have caught two other people going through the yard but this is the first time I've caught people going to the car trying to get into the vehicle.

"In the video, the guy also goes off to the left hand side to another car, which is mine.

"In the audio you can hear him trying to pull the handle on that. I was contacted by someone online who seems to think it is his mate that did it."

Mr Keogh said car break-ins had risen recently in Brassall.

"If you look on the Keep Ipswich Safe Facebook page there are four other people whose vehicles were broken into and their contents gone through.

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"Someone went through my ex's car that was parked there a month back, so that is what prompted me to put the cameras in."

Inspector Keith McDonald said police were on the trail of the would-be thief thanks to information provided by the public.

"The person is certainly a subject of our inquiries and we are following up the information that has been provided to us," he said.

"We are asking people to be mindful of making sure their vehicles are locked and secure and there is nothing of value in plain sight for people to see like iPods or electrical items.

"We get spikes in crime all the time and this is one of those periods. We will get on top of it and arrest the person."

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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