Neighbors posted a security cam video on Nextdoor showing two men at their front door around 9 pm. Both wearing hoodies over their heads (it’s in the 70s-80s F here - no one needs a coat). One hid around a corner of the house out of sight of the door about 15 feet away, while the other approached and rang the doorbell. After ringing, he also tried the knob. The homeowners saw both on the camera and didn’t answer the door. When doorbell ringer saw the security cam, he motioned to corner-hider and they both covered their faces and walked quickly away. The camera’s weren’t positioned to cover the street, so no auto information. Sorry, no links to video available.
With the increasing use of security cameras along with the Nextdoor website, I’ve been surprised at the amount of small-time crime even in our (supposedly) low crime neighborhood, but it’s always been opportunistic grab and run stuff. But now we’ve had a small gang whose MO was break into car, use garage opener, enter house to steal. They eventually broke into a house when the residents were home and fled, but one of the miscreants was recognized. No more info, but they seem to have stopped. I formerly wasn’t too worried, because it was all just property crime, but this latest does have me concerned. I can’t think of any other explanation for the above behavior, and home invasion is a whole 'nuther level of bad (imo).