Burglar caught stealing video from Silver Star Academy in east Harris County

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (KTRK) – Authorities are searching for a suspect who was caught on camera breaking into a school and fleeing in the school van.

Around 1 a.m. Monday, District 3 deputies arrived at the Silver Star Academy on the 5600 block of Sam Houston Parkway North in east Harris County.

The owner told deputies that a Hispanic man entered the building after smashing a window and crawling inside around 8 p.m. Sunday

Crime scene surveillance video shows the suspect was inside the building for over two hours.

The suspect entered classrooms and offices and took numerous television monitors, school credit cards, a laptop and postage money.

He also took the keys to the school’s 2005 Chevrolet Express van, which is used to transport students.

The vehicle was recovered that same day just a few miles from the school at Block 13900 of Force Street. Authorities said the van was undamaged and staff could return it to the school.

Anyone with information about this suspect is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Department of Burglary and Theft at 713-274-9200, or Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charge and /or arrest of the suspect(s) lead this case.

Information can be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting it online to Crime Stoppers.

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Dais Johnston

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