ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Just before 3 a.m. last Monday, security cameras caught two men creep up to the Twice The Ice store on Copper NE off of Tramway Boulevard. A sign posted there made it clear surveillance cameras were at work on the premises.
Albuquerque Police Department Officer Robert Gibbs said the two men knew they were being watched because those signs are what caught their eye.
"They're actually high-tech cameras that are valued over $500," Gibbs said. "They wanted them badly enough that they wanted to climb a high wall to get to them."
The men may think they're getting away with it, but the owners said they need to think again. The camera system is all backed up satellite away from the premises.
After the video of the two ran on KRQE News 13, a good samaritan called Crimestoppers with an anonymous tip of the identity of the duo.
Police say Mark Deherrara, 43, and Alex Deherrera, 20, were the burglars.
The father has a history of drug charges. According to online court records. The son's rap sheet is clean.
There are still four cameras at the store and those feeds are still being monitored.
The owners said they will replace the stolen cameras.
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