Thieves continue to target baseball complex in Sugar Land


by Rekha Muddaraj / KHOU 11 News

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 6:56 PM

SUGAR LAND, Texas – Thieves keep targeting a little league concession stand in New Territory taking money meant to help children.

Vicente Davila, president of the West Sugar Land Little League, says the stand has been burglarized three times this year, and was hit 18 times last year.

Davila said the thieves most often climb a fence and break through a second floor window.

In this latest case, a thief wearing a hoodie-jacket with the hood pulled over his head is seen stealing cash, the cashbox and a safe from the building.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s detectives said it happened around 3 a.m. on June 5.

Davila said in the past, thieves have also stolen cases of drinks and other products, and he says the cost of replacing items and repairs continues to climb.

Last year, the break-ins cost his league $10,000.

“Other than making the building ugly, putting bars on the window, we’ve tried everything,” he said. “That’s taking away from our community and the kids playing the game. We’ve had fundraiser to compensate for that but our expenses keep increasing every year and this doesn’t exactly help.”

The suspect has short black hair and dark eyebrows. He is around 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Davila believes the same person has stolen from this concession stand several times.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and charges.