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Caught in the act, with the help of a game camera

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- From Bambi to bad guys, according to Monroe Police locals have been using game camera's to catch home burglaries in progress and its been helping police crack the case on multiple burglaries.

"The latest case we made just this week on the Miller case was due in part to a game camera. We capture some of his surveillance videos and the victims were able to forward that information to us" says Johnson.

Game cameras can cost anywhere from 50 to over 200 dollars. But according to Bill Petrus with T.P. Outdoors they've had more and more people coming in to buy the hunting camera's.

"People are looking for new ways to catch the people, to come out and catch a simple burglary that's stealing gas under your car-port or a lawn mower or something like that. So people come in and buy the deer cameras" says Petrus.

The cheap cameras have proven to be more effective then high tech security cameras.

"We have an outside area where we have lawn mowers and stuff and sometimes we have a problem with thefts coming and trying to steal those and we have a security system and a camera system here but it doesn't cover all the areas so we have actually put some of these in places where they have been cutting the locks and cutting the fence and we have actually caught some guys " says Petrus.

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