Sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning a burglar stole a day car van from the Foxwood Prep School located at 19901 Foxwood Forest in Humble. After removing all the seats the burglar proceeded to the new Costco Store located at SH 242 and Interstate 45 in The Woodlands. With the cover of the heavy fog. There he backed into the two roll-up doors at the entrance to the store. He wasn’t successful. Behind the door Costco had merchandise stacked. The doors suffered heavy damage, however the burglar came up empty handed.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene within 6 minutes and recovered the stolen van close to the store. East Montgomery County Deputies were dispatched to T&M Country School House Day Care on Russell Palmer in Kingwood, the location where the van was registered. It was after that they discovered the two businesses shared the same owner.
The van was taken to the Montgomery County Auto Theft Division for processing.
Store video showed one suspect, unknown race, wearing tennis shoes and a dark jacket. The Sheriff;s Office will attempt to enhance the video in an effort to identify the suspect.
It was evident the burglar planned to load the van full as he spent the time removing all the seats in the van and removing the signs on the van before his adventure.
If anyone has information on this burglary or theft call Montgomery County Crime Stoppers.