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Caught on cam: Man steals flat screen TV from dentist office

by Rucks Russell / KHOU 11 News

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 6:32 PM

ROSENBERG, Texas -- Most dental offices don’t have a lot of clients pacing the grounds outside to get in hours before they open.

But a guy at Made Ya Smile Dental in Rosenberg last week wanted in so badly that he broke through the glass door.

Surveillance footage shows him going for the flat screen TV. When it finally came unhinged, he took off with it. The whole thing played out in about 30 seconds.

“He just walks into the business and starts ripping the TV off the wall,” said Lt. Brian Baker of the Rosenberg Police Department.

Investigators believe the man was a desperate thief looking to make a quick grab in the early morning hours.

It’s been happening a lot at glassed-in businesses with expensive electronics in plain view.

“They can enter these businesses and in 30 seconds, be in and out with a thousand dollar item,” Baker said.

Rosenberg police posted the video on the internet and urged anyone who recognized the suspect to contact detectives.