"It's real sad. I got four kids. It's like, he could be one of my kids," store owner Shy B said.
Shy closed up the store on the 4400 block of Airline Monday night and got a security alert just two hours later. He arrived to find a lot of damage to the store.
CHILD BURGLAR: this one’s really infuriating. An adult sent a barefoot kid through a broken window into a store. What police and the shop owner say about this, tonight on @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/lVmRv6Cif0— Steven ABC13 (@StevenABC13) January 17, 2020
After checking the video, he saw the boy climbing to the top of the window and landing inside the store. The video also shows that he appears to have been barefoot the whole time.
Houston police are investigating, but tips from the public could help solve the crime.
The crooks stole about $300 worth of product, but Shy says the damage being done to the child is much greater.
"They risk their freedom and life for two backpacks and a couple of cigarillos," Shy said. "How can you put a child in danger like that?"
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