Car thefts at Houston Premium Outlet mall

CYPRESS, Texas - Two vehicles were stolen in broad daylight from the Houston Premium Outlet mall on 290 in Cypress.

17-year old Brianna Phillips adored her truck.

"I loved that thing," she said. "I was really happy with it."

A month after getting her first vehicle, Brianna was working her first job at the mall on Sunday when it happened.

After questioning where she parked, Brianna realized what had happened.

"I looked around and started crying," she admitted. "I'm like but where is it and I couldn't find it anywhere."

At about the same time on Sunday, a Chevy Tahoe belonging to a customer was stolen too and no clues left behind.

Brianna's mom is Heather Phillips.

"It breaks my heart to see that we work hard for our stuff and for someone to just come take it," said Phillps.

Heather Phillips believes the mall should have more security and install surveillance cameras.

"We were really shocked that that there were no cameras so there's nothing that we can fall back on," she said.

Management of Houston Premium Outlets released the statement below.

"The safety and security of our shoppers, tenants and employees is our priority. Our center management and security team work closely with local law enforcement to provide a safe environment at our centers and we will be reviewing these incidents further to determine any changes in our ongoing measures. We also encourage all employees, shoppers and visitors to take common precautions such as locking your vehicle and hiding valuables. "

Brianna said that she left nothing in her locked truck except an EZ tag attached to the windshield that the thieves used..

"Even after they took my truck, as if it wasn't enough they're gonna charge it on a tollway," she said. "That just made me really mad."

So, Brianna will show up to her first day of senior year at Cy-Lakes High in a rental instead of the truck that everyone has heard about.


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