Police investigating nail salon burglaries
Sugar Land police are investigating a recent string of commercial burglaries in the Sugar Land area. Security camera images were recently released of a suspect believed to be involved in at least 14 burglaries targeting nail salons in Sugar Land and Missouri City. Detectives are looking for clues in the burglaries, five of which were in Sugar Land and nine in Missouri City.
Security camera images captured Dec. 28 show a black, four-door car with silver rims, possibly a Lexus, arrive just before midnight at Herbal Essential Nail Spa located at 3378 Highway 6. Shortly after, the suspected burglar is seen talking on a mobile phone. The video shows the suspect throw a battery pack through the salon’s glass door and then entered the business. The suspect reportedly stole roughly $300 from the cash register before fleeing the salon.
Earlier in December, a similar crime was reported at Simply Devine Nail Salon located at 16562 Southwest Freeway. Sometime during the evening between Dec. 21-22, a large piece of concrete was thrown through the salon’s from glass door. The suspect reportedly made away with a little more than $300 stolen from the register and a tip jar.
Detectives are also investigating similar burglaries reported at Newlooks Salon located at 3312 Highway 6, Venetian Nail Spa at 13513 University Blvd. and Glam Nail Spa located at 5726 New Territory Blvd. All three salons were burglarized sometime between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. In each instance, a glass door was smashed, but nothing was taken.
The suspect is described as a black man believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s. In the security camera video, the suspect was seen wearing a heavy blue or green jacket, a black sweater with a hood, black pants with a white stripe at the knees and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at 281-275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477).