Security footage released shows burglars targeting business despite camera warnings
Auto shop employees along Route 9 in Putnam County say their businesses have been the target of several burglaries over the last several weeks.
Tri Star 9 auto repair shop manager Michael Krasnansky said he was shocked by how brazen the two men acted, despite warnings about surveillance cameras.
He's sharing the video in the hope it will help police catch those responsible.
Security footage shows a pair of burglars driving a truck into the back of Tri Star 9 along Route 9 in Cold Spring around 7 a.m. Monday. They're seen using bolt cutters to open a locked shed where they took around $1,500 worth of car parts – some of which were ordered for customers.
The entire scene played out in under 10 minutes.
And he says he's not the only one. Krasnansky tells News 12 several auto shops along this same stretch of road have also been the victim of theft.
He says it might not seem like a lot, but $1,500 to a small business has a huge impact.
"It's the difference between making payroll for my guys and possibly having to have them hold off a couple of days and that's rough on them, it's rough on me. I don't want to have to do that to them," he says. "Don't go after small businesses. We're not making huge money, we're trying to survive,"
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department told News 12 it is investigating this case as a burglary.
A Putnam sheriff's captain said this is an ongoing investigation, but it's unclear if any of the other thefts are related.