Looters with power saw, crowbar target car dealership safe during Harvey

By Cory McCord - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - Two men were caught on camera looting at Mike Calvert Toyota during Hurricane Harvey.

The Houston Police Department released the surveillance video, showing two men using a power saw and a crowbar to break into a safe.

At about 10:35 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, the dealership manager received a phone call from a security company, saying that the dealership was broken into and the thieves targeted a safe.

The manager was able to log into his computer and watch the crime while notifying police of what was happening.

The thieves spent nearly two hours inside the dealership. They used a power saw and a crowbar on the safe. They eventually got inside the safe and stole an undisclosed amount of money, according to police.

When officers arrived at the dealership, the men fled out the back door, police said.

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One man is described as black, wearing a red hoodie, yellow gloves and black pants. The other is described as black, wearing a blue hat, black pants, white shirt and possibly a reversible jacket that was white and dark colored.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the men in this case.

Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org.

Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637) or via our mobile app (Crime Stoppers Houston). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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