EAGLE MOUNTAIN — Police say a pair of grinches broke into a half-dozen cars parked outside a church Sunday morning, stealing wallets, purses and a digital tablet.
Two men smashed windows of all but one of the cars, taking items that were visible inside the vehicles, said Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. B.J. Eckles. They were parked near a chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7241 N. Ute Drive in Eagle Mountain.7 comments on this story
Dashcam video provided to the Deseret News from one car shows two men walking around a parking lot, with one man in a hat and sunglasses putting an item into a bag at one point. Eckles said police suspect the pair in the video broke into the cars, but officers haven't yet identified them. The video does not show any break-ins.
Similar thefts occurred in American Fork and Provo canyons over the summer, Eckles said. He noted Eagle Mountain, home to roughly 32,000, is largely made up of younger people.
"Most of our vehicle burglaries are juveniles that are checking unlocked cars," he said. "This is a different group. this is two adult males breaking in. We don't see that as often out here."
— Annie Knox