Store owner kidnapped, business set ablaze

A business owner was robbed and kidnapped before his store was set on fire in northwest Harris County Sunday.

March 7, 2010 10:11:50 PM PST
A store owner says he was robbed, kidnapped and his business set on fire. He's had a chance to survey the damage, but remains shaken up. Deputies say the man was attacked at Bad Boy Audio off Kuykendahl and FM 1960, then kidnapped and dropped near Highway 249 and Cutten.

Firefighters were called out to the shop Sunday afternoon and found the building all in flames. A short time later, the store owner was found by a driver off the side of the road.

Deputies then put it all together. They say the kidnappers had set the building on fire after a robbery. They say they haven't seen anything like it.

"This is new to me, that we have a robbery and a fire at the same location," said Zach Long with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

The store owner was taken to a hospital and checked out. Right now, the robbers are on the loose. Deputies have not released a description of them.