LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Sun City Summerlin golf cart is dealer picking up the pieces after a pair of thieves broke into the store, stole a golf cart and the getaway was caught on camera.
"It is pretty frightening, it's scary to know that it's so close and that people can take whatever they want that doesn't belong to them," said a nearby nail salon employee who feared for her safety.
According to Intermountain Golf Carts, located near Rampart and Lake Mead Boulevard, the theft happened on March 3, around 1:45 a.m.
Video from a nearby business showed the golf cart being driven away and followed by a black vehicle, possibly a BMW.
The video was shared using Ring doorbell's social media network.
"The surrounding area is a retirement community and they're afraid," said the nail salon employee to 13 Investigates.
"People are stealing things and it's very frightening to them," she added.
The Sun City Summerlin community has a slower pace of life and some residents use the golf carts to quick trips to the store and transportation.
"It's very fun to watch to see them pull up in their golf carts and into the shopping center together to go shopping or take the dogs to be groomed or whatever they're going to do," said the nail salon employee.
Intermountain Golf Cart employees estimate the stolen golf cart is worth between $3,500 and $4,000.
Employees say thieves will attempt to remove the serial numbers and flip the stolen vehicle for cash.
13 Investigates contacted Las Vegas police about the theft, but we were told the information is part of an on-going investigation, and details could not be immediately released.
Authorities did confirm there were other theft reports taken but unable to provide an exact number.
Intermountain Golf Cart employees say they have received information from customers; there have been thefts at the community center and a nearby grocery store shopping center located at Lake Mead Boulevard and Rampart.
Police were unable to confirm those details.
The golf cart thefts are considered felony grand larceny (value of more than $3,500), and the thief or thieves could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
If you have information regarding the golf cart theft, contact Las Vegas Police at 702-828-3111 and reference event number: #LLV200300009683