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Public’s help sought in solving Highlands gun shop burglary

HIGHLANDS — Crime Stoppers and Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Burglary and Theft Division are asking the public’s help in identifying several young burglars who took numerous firearms from the Pig Supply store in the 100 block of South Main in Highlands.

Surveillance video shows that shortly after midnight on Friday, August 29, 2008 three White or Hispanic males forced open both an iron gate and the front door to the business. Once inside, they smashed several glass counters and began removing firearms. They also took firearms from several wall displays. The burglars left with approximately seventeen shotguns, pistols and rifles.

All three suspects had their faces covered. Two appear to be tall and thin, and the third is shorter and heavier. The suspects possibly were driving a black Honda hatchback.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and charging of any suspect in this case. Callers are urged to call 713-222-TIPS with any information, or to send a tip online at www.crime-stoppers.org. All callers remain anonymous.