Burglar smashes window, steals items from West side store

Crime caught on surveillance cameras, police say

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are trying to find a man who they say was caught on surveillance cameras overnight, stealing items from a West side Family Dollar store.

Officers responded to a call for a ringing alarm at the business shortly before 2 a.m. Monday.

When they arrived in the 7400 block of W. Military, they noticed a glass window had been shattered.

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Police say the burglar gained entry through it and stole merchandise from the store.

They say surveillance video shows the man loading items, including electronics, into a trash bag and shopping cart.

Officers later found that shopping cart with the merchandise still inside around the side of the building.

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They spent about an hour searching the area, on the ground and from their helicopter.

However, they did not find the burglar.

A store manager said it appeared that police did recover most of what had been taken.

About the Authors:

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.