Phoenix homeowner warns neighbors about risks of leaving vehicles unlocked

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Riley is hoping his surveillance video will help police catch the crooks. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Riley is hoping his surveillance video will help police catch the crooks. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Crooks break into vehicles across the Valley every day.

Early Tuesday morning, thieves attempted to access two cars in Morgan Riley's Phoenix driveway.

The Phoenix homeowner was able to record the car burglars on his home surveillance system.

"These guys looked like they really knew what they were doing," said Riley. "Very efficient, moving fast and obviously they've been doing it for a while."

Riley's vehicles were locked, and the thieves moved on, but some other neighbors weren't as lucky.

The homeowner is hoping his surveillance video will help police catch the crooks.

He also wants to remind others how important it is to keep their car doors locked at all times.

"Lock your doors - it's that simple," said Riley. "It takes half a second. You can save yourself a lot of grief."

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Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

He is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports, which highlight local restaurants with major health code violations.

Jason was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Miami.

An avid sports fan, Jason follows the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Suns with his wife, Karen, and son, Joshua.

His favorite stories to cover are the station’s Pay it Forward segments, which reward members of the community with $500 for going ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty to help others.

Jason, started his career at WBTW-TV in Florence, SC before moving to WALA-TV in Mobile, AL, was named the Associated Press Reporter of the Year in 2002.

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