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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Mysterious crew has new way to break into valley cars

Thieves wear blue shirts, blue hats, & blue gloves
Posted at 5:38 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 15:42:00-04

Unique outfits and new technology seem to be the signatures in a string of car break-ins around the Las Vegas valley.

13 Action News recently received surveillance video from a viewer. In the video, you can see the thieves, dressed in blue, calmly walk up to his vehicle and moments later, the door is open.

The break-ins happened on May 29 in a neighborhood near Valley View Boulevard and Starr Avenue, just north of Southern Highlands Parkway. 

The viewer told us that he thought he had left his vehicles unlocked. However, that was not the case. Instead, the thieves were able to use a device that allows them to gain access to vehicles that have remoteless key systems.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to 13 Action News that this is definitely happening in the valley.

And it isn't just here either. It is happening all over the country, including Long Beach in California.

"This is great stuff if you're a car thief," said 13 Action News Crime and Safety Expert, Retired Lt. Randy Sutton. 

"Bottom line is this, don't put anything in your car that you don't want stolen," said Sutton. 

The mysterious part about the valley crew is that they are dressed in blue from head to toe.

The victim thinks it might be because the crew hopes that if they are stopped, they can pretend to be employees of a company doing work in the area.