Thieves steal pricey tools from NE Houston business

By Andy Cerota - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - Kas Brokerage, a Houston company that ships oil field supplies, is open for business today. But its employees don't have what they need to do any work.

Sunday afternoon, a pair of brazen thieves broke into the company's northeast Houston warehouse on Lee Road and stole thousands of dollars worth of tools.

It was all caught on camera.

"It's a delay for us. They are taking money out of our pocket," said employee Joeann Ramirez.

The thieves drove their vehicle into overhead garage door and one of them could be seen on camera slithering his way in through the opening. He then opens the back door to the warehouse and lets in his accomplice who is dressed in a suit and tie.

Ramirez says they knew exactly what they wanted and where to find it.

"They took our drills, took our jigsaw - whatever tools you can name they took," she said.

A surveillance camera captured the well-dressed thief inside the business office as he was snooping around. At one point, one of the thieves realized they were being watched and looked straight into the camera.

"It just amazes me how they could be in front of a camera and look like they don't care," Ramirez said. "I do hope they get what's coming to them. If they are that desperate for money they need to look for work.

The owner says between the damage to her business and the stolen tools, the whole ordeal is going to cost her about $10,000. 

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