Reward offered to find suspects in Ft. Bend Co. concession stand burglary

May 16, 2013 3:35:14 AM PDT
Some Fort Bend County Little Leaguers are learning a tough lesson. A thief broke into the concession stand at the league's fields in west Sugar Land and stole all the money inside. Now investigators are hoping someone can identify the thieves, who were caught on camera.

The video shows a bare-chested burglar covering his face and hair with a T-shirt. Fort Bend County investigators say the guy is part of a group of young thieves who broke into the New Territory baseball fields on Walker School Road Saturday evening.

"You can tell they are young kids, 17 to 20 years of age," Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Detective Brooks Gage said.

Detective Gage is working the case. He says this field is home to west Sugar Land Little League teams. In the video, you can see one of the thieves appearing to be using a flashlight feature on his cell phone as he creeps around the dark building.

The guy eventually makes his way to the concession stand's cash box.

"They broke in and stole about $300 cash," Gage said.

And a newly installed surveillance system picked up the burglars every move.

Investigators say the crooks climbed a fence up to the second floor rooftop, then broke the window.

"Then came out downstairs and then opened another door and allowed three other individuals inside," Gage said.

Gage says he believes these culprits are copycat burglars, since the Little League's concession stand's been hit before.

"We had a similar case back at the end of March of this year. The individual was caught and prosecuted in the case," he said.

Now investigators are hoping someone can identify the crooks who took the Little League team's cash.

"We're going to do everything to hopefully catch them this time again. And they'll be doing just like the last one, they'll be doing jail time," Brooks said.

Investigators believe the burglars are between 17 and 20-years-old.

If you recognize any of these suspects, you are asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.
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