Damages total about $900, police said

Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal

A burglar entered a building in the 1600 block of N. Johnson Street and got away with automobile products and money totaling $900, police reports said.

The Alice Police Department is asking for the public's help for this week's Crime of the Week.

The police department is asking for your help in finding the suspect or suspects responsible for burglarizing the Grease Rack on N. Johnson Street. The culprits entered through a north side window by removing an air conditioning window unit to make entry, the report said.

According to police, the burglars caused damage to the cash drawer that was pried open. The suspect then forced open the change machine, causing damage to the machine and taking about $150 in currency.

The report also stated other items were stolen, including nine bottles of Armorall and six tire foam cans. The estimated value of the items stolen and damage to the building was about $900, including the money, the report said.

Anyone with information about the burglary at the Grease Rack can contact Crime Stoppers of South Texas, Inc. hotline at 664-STOP or log in at www.stxtipscom and fill out tip information on the Internet. Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and or indictment of the suspect or suspects.

All calls remain anonymous.