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Surveillance video captures second motorcycle burglary in 2 days at dealership

HOUSTON – An alert tow truck driver caught burglars in the act at a north Houston motorcycle dealership.

The driver was passing by V1 Moto in the 10100 block of North Freeway around 3:15 a.m. when he spotted the burglary in progress and called 911, police said. 

The driver chased after one of the burglars but lost the person, police said.

Police said the other burglars ran off, leaving behind a stolen truck.

They got away with at least one dirt bike, police said.

Surveillance video shows the burglars trying several times to pull the door off its frame. The thieves finally pull the door off with what police said is a stolen truck.

Both crooks go inside, and a few seconds later, two dirt bikes appear.

WATCH: Surveillance video of motorcycle theft

Eventually the tow truck appears in the top part of the screen.

The thieves appear to panic, but one of them is still determined to take the bike, even running to the truck to grab a water jug full of gasoline to fill it up.

The owner of the shop said this is the second time his dealership has been hit in the last two days. Thieves got away with six motorcycles, the owner said.

Police said they are trying to get fingerprints from the truck in hopes of identifying the thieves.

Owner of V1 Moto off north freeway and West Rd shows us how thieves broke in and stole two of his bikes.

Posted by KPRC2 Jake Reiner on Friday, December 15, 2017

Here's a look at recent motorcycle burglaries in the Houston area:

Oct. 3:
Team Mancuso Powersports Southwest  
7250 Southwest Freeway 
Four motorcycles stolen; none recovered

Nov. 3: 
Team Mancuso Powersports Southwest  
7250 Southwest Freeway 
Three motorcycles stolen; none recovered

Dec. 14: 
V1 Moto
10102 North Freeway 
Four motorcycles stolen; none recovered

Dec. 15: 
V1 Moto
10102 North Freeway 
One confirmed stolen motorcycle; none recovered

Police said it's too soon to tell if all the burglaries are connected.