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3rd rooftop burglary reported in past 2 weeks

Texas Jewelers Security Hotline offers tips so it doesn't happen again

Here's an example of TL-30 safes attacked with common hand tools. (Texas Jewelers Security Hotline)

HOUSTON – A large amount of jewelry was stolen from a store in North Houston this week, marking the third rooftop burglary in the area in the past 14 days, a nonprofit organization said Friday.

This week’s incident involved thieves entering the store by cutting a hole in the roof, disabling the alarm and attacking the safe.

The other cases targeted a pawn shop on Houston’s south side and a check-cashing location.

“The common issues on all the rooftop burglaries are inadequate alarm and safe security,” said a news release from Texas Jewelers Security Hotline. “The alarm system should have standard line security with internet monitoring. The cellphone network as the primary method of transmitting the alarm is not recommended.”

The release continued on about some other considerations for businesses with safes.

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