Posted: Jul 10, 2013 9:18 AM by Heather Jackson
Updated: Jul 10, 2013 10:13 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are looking for two thieves that stole thousands of dollars worth of jeans from a local clothing store. The burglary happened last night at the Manhattan Plaza located near Kostoryz and Carroll Lane.
It was all caught on tape. The owner is hoping that surveillance video and markings on what was taken could help identify the crooks.
Around 10:00pm last night, Tina Salas says her apparel shop was broken into.
Footage shows one guy break the glass door to get in. He then heads to the rack where the blue jeans are and begins handing them to another guy standing at the door.
In all, over $9,000 worth of jeans were stolen.
"These are like 64, 49 dollars..yup $49.99 they took the whole rack," said Tina Salas, owner of Tina's Apparel.
Because the faces of the men are hard to make out, Salas hopes the crooks will make the mistake of trying to sell the jeans online.
She says specific markings on the back of the jeans could help police figure out who stole them.
"I mean Corpus isn't really big. So they're going to try to sell them or put them on Facebook, Trash to Treasures, somewhere, something, someone is going to have to see it," Salas believes.
While she waits for that moment, she says she will pick up the pieces.
"I'm like you, like your grandma, like your neighbor, like everybody you know? I'm not here to hurt anybody just to make a dream happen," Salas explains.
Since this is the third break-in in two weeks, police added extra security to the area.
As for the other locations hit by thieves, police tell us those cases will likely remain unsolved due to lack of evidence.
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