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Thieves target several auto parts stores in SW Houston

Friday, July 19, 2013
Police say thieves broke into several auto parts stores overnight using sophisticated equipment and getting away with safes.

Police say thieves using specialized tools stole the contents from safes in auto parts stores overnight. The crew is believed to have broken into four businesses overnight and could be responsible for other recent break-ins.

Authorities got a call around 3am to the O'Reilly Auto Parts store in the 6500 block of Bissonett.

The suspects got in the stores by smashing the glass on the front doors. Police say they were not after the merchandise, but had a clear target once they got inside.

Police say once the burglars smashed the glass, they headed straight for the store's safe, which they pried open using some kind of hydraulic tool. The crooks left with the contents of the safe and didn't bother taking anything else.

Police say this was the fourth burglary of this particular chain of stores overnight. The thieves were long gone by the time officers arrived.

The store's manager says the thieves were not caught on surveillance video. Police are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious to give them a call.

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