Tremont carjacking caught on camera, but residents worry it won’t help catch criminals

Tremont carjacking caught on camera, but residents worry it won’t help catch criminals
Tremont carjacking caught on camera, but residents worry it won’t help catch criminals.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A scary carjacking on the west side was caught on camera Wednesday.

But, frustrated residents worry even the footage may not help catch the criminals, and they’ll continue to commit crime in the area.

In the video, you can see the victims walking to their car around midnight.

The two sit in their car for at least two minutes before the suspects come out of a dark alley way.

Then, according to a police report, you see the criminals hold up guns and force both the driver and his 16-year old passenger out of the car.

Tremont carjacking caught on camera

Todd Gray says sadly, he’s caught crime on his security cameras before, and it didn’t do any good.

“Every single time we’ve caught them on camera, and law enforcement says ‘hey there’s not much we can do about it,’" he said.

The problem is, he says, it’s hard to tell who the criminals are from the footage.

“They’ll wear hoodies or they’ll keep their heads down,” he said. “You really can’t pick up who they are or identify. There’s no real usable information.”

Ironically, the resident we got the video of the carjacking from told us police haven’t asked for it-- only Cleveland 19 did.

Gray says similar incidents have happened in his Tremont neighborhood before, but not recently.

“It’s disturbing because we had a little bit of a lull,” Gray said.

Matt Chisman is concerned because he says his car was parked right in front of the one that was stolen. He hopes his isn’t next.

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