Alice police reported to the 800 block of Bluebonnet in reference to the burglary of a building and a vehicle Tuesday.
The reporting party, from Saldivar Home Health said that sometime in the early morning hours, one or more individuals gained entry into a garage on the property. The suspects pried off a padlock from the doorframe to enter the building, according to the report. Once inside, the suspects rummaged through several boxes, but did not take any property, according to the complainant in the report.
A company vehicle, an F-150 Ford parked out front was burglarized during the same incident. Officers found shoe prints on the driverís side of the truck. Police believe the suspects utilized a tool bag taken from the back of the truck to attempt to pop the locks on both the driverís side and passenger side lock. Tools were found scattered on the west side of the home, according to the report.
The driverís side locking mechanism was damaged, but the door handle was left in tact, police reported. Suspects pooped the entire handle portion off the passenger side door, which was found a foot from the vehicle. Officers found pry marks on the side of the door, where the individuals attempted to pry the door open.
The suspects turned their attention to the rear toolbox in the bed of the truck. Officers found evidence that the suspects attempted to pry the box open, but succeeded in only prying open the corners. That was enough for the individuals to be able to remove two boxes containing assorted socket wrenches and an unopened package containing pliers. The total value of the items stolen is estimated at $270. The Criminal Investigation Division is handling the case.