Posted: Nov 7, 2012 6:03 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2012 12:22 AM
PHARR - Owners of a local tire shop suspect the author of three recent burglaries may be a person familiar with their business.
"Somehow he pried the door open. Sunday it's closed, so there's nobody here. It's more than likely somebody that knows how to maneuver (in the store)," Espino Tire Shop owner Dolores Espino said.
The thefts all happened Sunday. Surveillance cameras caught images of a man in a white car pulling up to the shop. Cameras also show the man rolling and carrying tires out and into his car.
Espino said the thief took $2,000 to $3,000 in tires.
"It's just nerve racking. You think that everything is here ... everybody looks to make sure that nobody is doing anything that they aren't supposed to ... and just to find out it's nerve wrecking," she said.
The man took 20 tires, Espino said.
"The big ones ... those are expensive, whether they're used or new," she said.
The owners said they will increase security to prevent more break-ins.
"We still have the cameras in play and we are actually doing the alarm system as well ... we just contracted somebody for that," she said.
Pharr police is investigating the burglaries.