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$7K worth of ink pens stolen from Rice Village store

HOUSTON – Seven thousand dollars worth of high-end ink pens were stolen from a store in Rice Village, and the theft was caught on camera.

The owners are hoping the clear image of the thief will help identify him.

It happened on Tuesday at Dromgoole’s on Rice Boulevard; owner Larry Dromgoole didn’t notice the pens were missing until Thursday.

“Evidently he’s been here before,” Dromgoole told KPRC. “He knew where the key was to the case, he unlocked it and started loading his pockets up with pens.”

On his way out, Dromgoole said the thief even put the key back in its proper spot.

Dromgooles’s has been in the community for five decades. Larry Dromgoole is the third-generation owner; he’s never had something like this happen before.

“My customers are my friends,” he said. “I don’t have to worry about this happening, and I’m very shocked that it did. We’ve got a good video. We want to catch this person.”