LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - An owner of a Longview business says she’s been burglarized four times in the last few months, most recently this week. While speaking with her, KLTV discovered there are other business owners in the area of Pine Tree Road and Loop 281who say they have also been hit.
Kari Davis, owner of Nemow Treasures in Longview, filed a burglary report with LPD Tuesday morning. She says she believes the same person has hit her four times taking:
“Ladders, barbeque grills, propane tanks, bicycle frames; seems to me like stuff he can take to a pawn shop or a scrap yard,” Davis said.
She says she has surveillance video of a couple incidents, but this last time:
“He cut the cord to my camera,” Davis said.
A hole was cut in the fence and items were taken from behind her shop at first, but she says it’s escalated:
“Because he’s never tried to get in the building before,” Davis said.
She says the metal back door was bent when it was pried open, and items like Fossil watches were stolen, along with a couple hundred dollars in loose change.
Davis heard the Cut’n Loose Salon across loop 281 had also been hit. Owner Amanda Waybright said that was true.
“About three months ago they broke our back door, which is metal. I’m not sure how they did it, and messed it up and came in and rummaged through all our stuff. Broke locks took TVs; made the shop a mess,” Waybright said.
She says she asked police for extra patrol, but didn’t file a police report. Neither did Cassity Jones. An employee there said someone had pried up wall siding and got inside, but didn’t take anything. That was several months earlier, around the time nearby Jim Trim reported their siding was peeled back and cash stolen.
So back at Nemow Treasures Davis says it’s:
“Business as usual. I’m not going to let him stop me.”
The owner of Cut’n Loose says they were only broken into once. Nemow Treasures is beefing up security, and Jim Trim, just last week, has relocated several miles away to Gilmer Road.