ELBERTA, Ala. (WALA) - Elberta police say a group of masked thieves prowled around a quiet subdivision early Sunday morning, stealing anything they could find, including vehicles and guns.
Elberta Police Chief Clif Roberts said three vehicles were stolen, and at least three more were broken into in the Wolf's Run subdivision. Roberts said the suspects also got away with two guns and a wallet. Home surveillance video obtained by FOX10 News shows the thieves, at least five of them, opening car doors around 3 a.m. Sunday. They were wearing hoodies, masks and gloves.
“They ought to have their legs broke, I mean people can’t just come in and take what they want," Wolf's Run resident Kenny Mann said. One of the thieves entered one on his cars, but only took casino cards.
Video captured the band of thieves leisurely walking down the middle of a road in the subdivision before they took off in the cars they stole.
"They are smug, you can see it on the video they are walking around doing what they want, it’s crazy," Mann said.
One of the stolen vehicles was recovered in a ditch on Hwy. 98 and Hwy. 95. It was returned to its owner. Chief Roberts says there is always a spike in thefts and break-ins during the holiday season. He emphasized to FOX10 News how important it is to never leave firearms in your car.
Chief Roberts says this is an ongoing investigation and no suspects are in custody.