HOUSTON –- The owner of a north Houston corner store said early Friday that his store has now been hit by burglars five times.
The latest incident happened shortly before 4 a.m. after a nearby resident called police to say it sounded like someone was banging on the store’s wall, according to the Houston Police Department.
Houston police arrived in the 4400-block of Irvington to find a hole in the business’s brick wall, but a suspect was nowhere to be seen. Inside the store, items were knocked off shelves but it didn’t look like anything was taken. Police said it appeared the suspect was trying to burglarize the store’s lotto machine.
Police called in a search dog, and firefighters assisted with a ladder truck so officers could conduct a search of the roof.
“I’m thinking this is a bad problem in this area,” said owner Amir Dholasaniya.
Police said they would review surveillance video, but so far a description of the suspect has not been released.