Douglas County Deputies make short work of a burglary case at the former Uta Halee Girls Village.
Investigators tracked down four suspects who allegedly ripped off a local auction house, thanks in large part to a security camera that probably should have been turned off.
When burglars broke into Uta Halee they knew what they were doing. They grabbed flat screen televisions, some communication devices and other electronics. What they may have thought was because the girls home was closed the security cameras wouldn't be working. They were wrong.
The first burglar walks through the door like he's walking into a supermarket. His shaved head and tattoos could help any number of people identify him.
The crooks that follow did a better job of covering up but deputies say they have all four thieves shown on the security video.
Shayne Fili says, "I just think the county sheriff did a wonderful job with their proactive approach, they went out and tracked these guys down. They've done a great job I'm really, really grateful to them."
The pictures were apparently so precise investigators had a good idea who they were looking for after just one look.
The thieves didn't know the cameras were on neither did anyone else.
Mark Beacom says, "We got lucky that the security system was still activated here and was operational. We're delighted that the sheriff's department really stepped it up for us here and took care of this problem."
Deputies arrested three for burglary another for an outstanding warrant but the arrests don't fix everything.
The owners of Auction Solutions tell Channel 6 News the computers worked well in a pinch but they want the original computers back, they have the power needed and have the software for online auctions.