Two men were caught on security camera stealing a Rolex from Meme’s Treasures last week.
Meme’s Treasures now has multiple surveillance systems because they’ve already been robbed twice. Their alarms failed in 2019 when thieves got away with about $150,000 worth of merchandise at their Pearland location. They went to Alvin and set up more cameras, thinking they would be safer.
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However, the video shows how brazen thieves have become. The owner, Melissa Knape, said she turned around for just a few seconds on Thursday afternoon to check on her child.
It didn’t take any longer for one of the men to reach across the display case and pocket a $15,000 Rolex.
Both men wore ball caps. One wore a mask and a striking gold and diamond ring. Knape said they pulled up in a U-Haul truck and neither of them would make eye contact with her.
She eventually asked for ID and said they showed her a fake. She told them they couldn’t see any bags or jewelry after that. Then she said they left.
Knape filed a complaint with the police and posted pictures of the men online. She offered her own reward for information. She said it was worth showing that small business owners shouldn’t be taken advantage of.
“I’ve been doing this for 16 years. So losing a Rolex doesn’t keep me from all the thousands of great people I’ve met. Unfortunately there are bad people in the world. The majority of people who shop with us are amazing. They are like my family and we cannot leave them behind. So we’ll keep going. We will only take new security measures,” said Knape.
From now on at Meme’s Treasures, Knape said that hats and masks will no longer be allowed. People will need ID to get in and there will be armed security guards in the store.
Investigators are urging anyone with information about the robbery to call the Alvin Police Department and ask for Detective Bobby Vincent.
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