In early April, a grand theft occurred at a jewelry store in Richmond, California. The suspect tried on a gold necklace valued at $21,000, then ran out of the store. Onlookers reported that the suspect fled the scene in a four-door Honda Civic.
In an effort to gather evidence, law enforcement reached out to a neighboring community that had Flock Safety's wireless camera system installed. The neighborhood administrator reviewed the surveillance footage, found a four-door Honda Civic driving through the neighborhood shortly after the incident, and gave the footage to the officers.
"We partner with local law enforcement closely to investigate incidents within our neighborhood, so I was thrilled to be able to return the favor. I hope that small gestures such as this one will continue to foster the growth of our relationship."
-Joseph, Neighborhood Representative
This California community already had a strong relationship with law enforcement, and thanks to Flock's ability to act as a virtual security guard, they will be able to continue providing actionable evidence in cases like this one to grow the relationship further.