Surveillance video shows burglaries hit sporting goods stores in Texas and Oklahoma

Published: Jul. 3, 2017 at 6:59 PM CDT
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- "It's definitely a violation," says a Sherman Powersports Manager who didn't want to go on camera, describes benig burglarized overnight.

"We work hard to keep the doors open," says the manager. "We try to give everyone a good customer experience and this kind of thing makes it kind of rough."

He says it happened around three Monday morning.

The manager says the burglars tried to use a piece of metal to get through the front door and when that didn't work, they broke through the bottom window.

"Came through the window, went throughout the store, started grabbing stuff and throwing it out the window and the other suspect which appears to be a female was loading it in a window," says the manager. "Stole a bunch of wenches, sound bars, life vests, and stuff like that."

The thieves stole more than ten thousand dollars in merchandise and the manager says they left at least a thousand dollars in damage to the window and door. Then, an hour and a half later, a smash and grab at another sporting goods store.

"Looking at both footages, yes I believe they're the same people," says the manager.

Deputies say within two minutes, suspects smashed a window to get into Jones Powersports in Durant. They took sunglasses and motorcycle riding apparel. The manager says they're still tallying up how much it was all worth. The Sherman managers believe the two incidents are connected and have a message for the thieves.

"Feel free to bring this stuff back, while we're open," says the manager. "Come on in, we'll take care of it from there."

Sherman police say so far no arrests have been made in the Sherman burglary and Bryan County deputies haven't found the suspects in the Durant break in either. Both stores say the crimes won't impact business. If you have information regarding either incident, contact your local law enforcement.