The Killeen Police Department is searching for two teenage boys who reportedly broke into and ransacked a Killeen gymnastics studio Sunday night.
“We didn’t discover the break-in until Monday morning around 10 a.m. when I came in to work, because we closed the doors around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday,” said Mandi Harris, office manager for Extreme Cheer, Gymnastics and TNT. “The first thing I noticed was our surveillance equipment on the ground with wires pulled out.”
Harris said she called the owner to ask if someone was doing repairs on the equipment that morning. While she was on the phone, she noticed spray paint on one of the doors, which had been broken open. She then called the police.
“When the police arrived, the owner got the surveillance footage on her phone and started looking at it, and according to the cameras, it looks like it was two teenage boys,” Harris said.
According to the footage, Harris said the break-in happened between 8:10 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Sunday. Reportedly, the burglars stole some cash, two van keys, an employee’s bag and various food items.
“They actually took snacks out of the after-school room and also broke into the refrigerator and freezer and ate ice cream and had some juice boxes,” Harris said.
The gym is offering a small cash reward of $200 for the arrest of the individuals.
An investigation is underway and anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Killeen police. Harris said the department has already received several leads from community members and hopes the individuals are caught soon.
“The pictures are really good quality, and we’ve already gotten an amazing amount of leads from people, including a possible name of one of the suspects,” she said. “We have already passed on all of that to the police.”