3 suspects arrested after 24 shops were burglarized in Kingwood area, police say

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
3 suspects arrested after business burglaries in Kingwood, police say
Houston police officers are educating owners on getting specific security measures after only one of the 24 shops broken into had an alarm system that notified police of the multiple break-ins.

KINGWOOD, Texas (KTRK) -- Mayor Pro-Tem Member Dave Martin announced on Sunday the arrest of three suspects in connection to the 24 businesses that were burglarized and vandalized last weekend in Kingwood.

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The Houston Police Department said three Black men were arrested on the southwest side of Houston.

Kingwood investigators were able to get sufficient evidence for charges after the arrests, authorities said.

"Two of our Kingwood HPD officers were successful in getting confessions directly related to the break-ins in Kingwood. The commander of the Kingwood Division was also successful in getting good information from these criminals, which will be passed on to the businesses impacted," Martin said.

The break-ins occurred early last Saturday morning. Business owners told ABC13 they caught the suspects begin the break-ins at 4:30 a.m., with some happening around 6:00 a.m.

There were 24 businesses that were broken into, according to Houston police. Some shops had cash taken, and others just had a broken door.

Officers initially were only aware of one break-in. A spokesperson told ABC13 that only a single store had an alarm permit which alerted HPD when the glass broke.

Officers told ABC13 that they're working to educate owners in the area about getting an alarm system and installing cameras, and improving outside lighting.