Rivian Gear Guard captures thieves breaking in to R1T in Oregon [Video]

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Credit: Sudeshna Raha | YouTube

Ever since Tesla added Sentry Mode through a free over-the-air (OTA) software update in 2019, we have shared countless videos of thieves and vandals being caught red-handed as they are blissfully unaware of the multiple on-board cameras that are recording their every move.

Tesla is no longer the only automaker offering such a feature, after Rivian launched Gear Guard with their R1T electric truck. We now have what appears to be the first case of Rivian’s security system catching a pair of criminals on camera breaking into a R1T.

According to the video description, the incident took place at 2:15pm on July 3, 2022 in the Vietnam Memorial Parking Lot at Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. The two suspects hover around the R1T for about 10 minutes, occasionally peeking into the windows to see if there was anything valuable inside.

Apparently what they saw was enough for them to both try breaking the front and rear passenger windows. After several unsuccessful attempts, one of the suspects was able to break the rear window, before jumping in to retrieve a purse that was left on the backseat.



Fortunately the camera on the Rivian’s side mirror captured pretty good views of both suspects.

The apparent owner of the vehicle, Sudeshna Raha, says they have filed a police report and if anyone recognizes the suspects they should contact the Portland Police at 503-823-3333.

You can watch the full video below.

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