Usually when we bring your videos captured by Tesla’s Sentry Mode, it is videos of Tesla’s being damaged or broken in to.
This time it captured a break-in of another vehicle, and the cameras on this Model 3 were able to get a good look at the suspect.
The incident occurred on July 4, 2020 at around 2:45pm, according to David R., who sent the video to Drive Tesla with the hope the suspect can be identified.
According to David, he was visiting his mother and having coffee on the balcony when he heard what sounded like a window breaking. Upon looking towards the direction of the sound, David saw the suspect walking away, but at first didn’t notice the broken window.
It was only when he noticed others passing by and pointing out the broken window that he returned to his Tesla Model 3 to check the Sentry Mode footage.
When he realized he caught the attempted break-in on video, he removed the USB storage device to upload it to his computer to provide the footage to police. While he was doing that, David saw the suspect return and steal something out of the vehicle.
According to David, the owner of the vehicle is an elderly person who had the car for sale as they were no longer comfortable driving due to their age. She was apparently quite distraught over the incident, and the resulting insurance claim and work to get the window replaced has been quite stressful.
The suspect is described as a male in his mid 20’s to mid 30’s, about 5’10” to 6′ tall, with a distinctive sleeve tattoo on his right arm.
If anyone has any information that can identify the suspect, they are encouraged to contact Abbotsford Police non-emergency line at 604-859-5225.