HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Six thieves were caught on camera stealing from Texas Leather Interiors on Saturday afternoon around 4 o’clock.
Based on the surveillance video, it seems the thieves slipped in and out in under a minute, snatching a MacBook Air laptop and iPhone 6, worth around $5,000 total.
“When you get robbed and you hear about it, think about it, you have this big bad wolf in your head, and then when you log into the cameras, it was these young kids coming in. If nothing else, I feel bad for them,” said Charles Pilkilton, the manager of Texas Leather Interiors.
The manager said all the employees were busy helping other customers when the six thieves beelined straight to the managers’ desks.
“They knew exactly what they were going for. They had been in here before and they had seen it,” said Chris Hooks, another manager of Texas Leather Interiors.
The managers believe the thieves had done their research. When one of the managers watched the video, he said he recognized one of the thieves.
“After we looked at the video, the boy in blue who snatched the laptop looked familiar, and it triggered a memory from about a week earlier where… it was just him, came in with a tote and peanut brittle, candies for his basketball team,” said Hooks, gesturing with air quotes as he talked about the basketball team.
Please give the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office a call if you recognize the thieves or if you have any information.