Village residents surprised by thief in the night

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Homeowners in The Village were shocked to learn that a thief has been combing the neighborhood at night, stealing yard ornaments.

Even though there are neighborhood watch signs posted all over The Village neighborhood, residents say they aren't stopping any crime and you can't always depend on your neighbors to keep an eye out for you.

Randy Mize knows that better than anyone. Mize says his neighbor recently stole from him.

"They have absolutely no respect for no body," Mize said.

He woke up to the sound of police outside of his home after they recovered his property - yard ornaments that he didn't even realize were missing.

"Yeah when it's your own neighbors it's kind of hard to watch," Mize said.

The 19-year-old who allegedly stole the items is Allison Lee Cameron.

"She had a backpack and upon looking in the backpack, we found some items in there that had been stolen from two houses," officials said.

Police say she took three yard gnomes from Mize and hit up another neighbor as well.

"In a few months span of time, it appears she had taken quite a few items, police said."  "Why she was taking all the items? We have no idea."

And given what has happened, Mize says he's taking action.

"What I'll do is I'll probably change to those motion lights. We're also thinking about putting in surveillance cameras up so at least we'll be able to identify them," Mize said.

Police say even though they took one into custody, there could be multiple people involved in these thefts.