Police have released surveillance video showing multiple suspects trying to enter vehicles in a neighborhood in Antioch before fleeing the area Tuesday evening.
The Antioch Police Department said that multiple suspects were captured on video attempting to enter unlocked vehicles in the Clublands subdivision.
“As you can see in the video these would-be thieves can check an entire block in a short time,” the department said.
The suspects also had a getaway vehicle that followed them on the block, the video, which was taken around 10:15 p.m., showed.
An alert resident called 911 after spotting the suspects and police saturated the area.
The vehicle fled the subdivision at a high rate of speed and police did not catch them.
The Antioch Police Department said that residents should follow the “9 p.m. routine.”
The 9 p.m. routine has been adopted on social media by law enforcement agencies across North America.
The initiative offers a daily reminder for residents to remove valuables from their cars, such as keys, wallets, cash, garage door openers, firearms and tablets.
Officials also said people should make sure vehicle and home doors and windows are shut and locked.
“As you can see these thieves were unable to enter any of the vehicles due to them being locked. This is a prime example of why the 9 pm routine works,” the department said.
Authorities said they are actively investigating the Tuesday incident.
Police encourage residents who witness suspicious activity to call the Antioch Police Department dispatch at 847-270-9111 or 911 in the case of an emergency.
Anyone with any additional information, including those who may have security camera video or anyone who may have been the victim of an unreported crime, should call the Antioch Police dispatch center at 847-270-9111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.