SW Houston business owner frustrated by another break-in

September 14, 2013 8:24:49 AM PDT
Burglars are on the run, accused of breaking into a southwest Houston store overnight. And the owner says this is not the first time burglars have targeted his business.

It's the second time the store, which is on Greenridge near Westeimer, has been broken into, and it's also been robbed at gunpoint, all in the last six months.

The crooks broke in some time overnight, first cutting the power to the store, then breaking into the vacant storefront next door. One inside, they tore through the drywall to gain access to the convenience store.

In there, they ransacked the place, taking their time, and taking cigarettes and cash from the register, pretty much helping themselves to anything of value.

The store's owner says he has done everything he can to try to protect his investment, and in this case, even a state of the art surveillance system didn't do the trick.

"For me, it's just like what is next?" said store owner Fowzie Idris. "When you go home, what's going to happen? How do you sleep? Is the employee allright? That is something. You cannot sleep."

Police took fingerprints at the store. The owner will also be checking his surveillance footage to see if he got anything useful before the power was cut.

He's asking anyone in the community that knows who might be responsible to help him out and call police.

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