(WBIR-Knoxville) Surveillance cameras attached to a West Knox County man's home caught not one, but two car break-ins in the last month.
"It just helps me and my neighbors," said Robert Cooter. "I mean if they have that incident and they don't know that it happened or something may have happened, I can go on my tape and review it."
The two cases, according to a KCSO report, occurred on July 5 and August 7, when two men broke into three vehicles that belong to Cooter's family: two in July, one in August.
It is not known if the cases are connected.
The August case, according to the report, resulted in car stereo and tools stolen from Robert Cooter's son.
"I mean it's quiet; it's peaceful, just nothing really happens here," the man said about his Winterwood Lane neighborhood in West Knox County.
According to the camera's eye, Robert was not the only case of criminal activity. In the July footage, two men broke into the home of Raymond Yip, who lives across the street from Cooter. It shows the men went into the man's garage, but he said nothing was taken.
"Them breaking and entering and getting into cars, and into trouble -- making this whole area kind of unsafe and unsecured. It's just really heartbreaking," Yip said.
Other neighbors told 10News about half a dozen car break-ins were reported in the last month. They said in some cases, stuff was stolen, others not.
KCSO said they are currently investigating only Cooter's cases right now since he filed a report with them.
The man added while he doesn't know if they will ever get caught, this investment is well worth it.
"Somebody's watching. It's not as easy as in the old days, you're going to get caught," he said.