The manager of Sure Save USA Self Storage in Houston is doing his best to beef up security after his and other storage facilities in the Copperfield residential area have been burgled.
Chris Lane said 13 units at his facility were broken into one night last month. Though the culprits were caught by video surveillance, the tape shows only a vehicle going from unit to unit and does not reveal evidence of lock-cutting. The following night, additional units were broken into; this time, the offenders cut the camera wires. Six more units were broken into on July 20, bringing the total number of compromised units to 52.
Lane is adding more security cameras to his site and requiring all customers to upgrade to disc locks. He believes the person behind the robberies is a tenant who has two units in default at the facility.
The Harris County Sheriff’s office encourages people to record the serial items of their goods before putting them into storage, as this information helps investigators recover stolen items.
Source: 39online.com, Self Storage Unit Break-Ins
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