Car break-in suspects caught on camera

DAYTON (WDTN) – Dayton Police think the two men caught on camera may be the same pair responsible for dozens of car break-ins all over the city’s east side in the last few months.

Officers have been working the case, but caught their biggest break Tuesday night when the thieves hit Jim Claspill’s home.

Claspill makes a living installing security cameras. His John Glenn Road home has several cameras mounted and all of them were rolling when the thieves hit.

“It shows them walking from down the street up to the van checking it out. Then they walked over this grassy area to check if anybody was up and because it was 3 o’clock in the morning there was nobody up,” said Claspill. “They then came around to this door used some sort of tool and popped the lock out.”

Claspill told 2 NEWS the suspects stole the stereo, GPS and power tools.

Sgt. Moises Perez said Claspill wasn’t the only victim. His neighbor’s car was hit minutes before, the window smashed and change stolen.

“It fits the pattern that we’ve had in this area recently,” said Perez.

Perez says there have been six similar break-ins on this street alone in the last two months.

He said it an apparent spree that could finally be brought to an end if someone knows can identify the men.

If you know who they are call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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