Business surveillance cameras lead to arrest after over $10,000 of property was stolen


Business owners are glad they had video cameras installed at their business after a man was caught stealing equipment right at their front door. 

Kellie and Ed Ritsko have owned Johnson City Heating and Air since 2006 and have never had someone steal equipment from them until now. 

Kellie said she wasn’t sure about installing video cameras at her families business but is now glad they did. 

“When my husband wanted to get them I kinda thought that’s ridiculous. It’s an added expense we don’t need,” she said. 

Both the Ritsko’s and their employees were out-of-town working on other units over the weekend but when they came back, they noticed some things were missing. 

“When we got back on Monday we came in to bring some of the vans back and some materials back, and we noticed some things were thrown around on the parking lot,” said Kellie.

They noticed coils and compressors missing among other items. 

So, the Ritsko’s checked their security cameras. The footage helping to lead to the arrest of Zachary Cable.

Cable now charged with one count of theft over $10,000.

Some of those items have been returned to the business. 

“We had five compressors that were stolen, unfortunately. We had one left. I was not able to get them all,” said Ed Ritsko. 

Now, the Ritsko’s say they’re glad for their cameras. 

“I definitely would recommend any business, even your home, to invest in the video cameras and monitors,” Said Kellie. 

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