Downtown Wichita Falls Business Becomes a Target in a Chain of Burglaries

A downtown business in Wichita Falls needs your help.  Los Cuates Meat Market has had a handful of burglaries in the past 4 years, with the most recent one happening at three this morning.

Owner, Jesus Sigala is frustrated and cannot pin point why his business keeps getting robbed.  Last night a man broke in through the front door and everything was caught on Jesus's surveillance cameras.

Los Cuates Meat Market opened its doors to the community four years ago.  This local business has been a target of a chain of robberies and till this day no one has been caught.

Just this morning around 3:30 Los Cuates was robbed again.  A man broke through the front door, ripped out the cash register sitting on the front desk, which was empty and stole 100 dollars worth of cigarettes.  Then proceeded to walk back out the front door.

By the time police arrived the suspect was gone.  Owner Jesus Sigala tells Newschannel 6 that he just doesn't understand why his store is a target because the suspects never get away with anything valuable..

Since the first robbery Jesus tells Newschannel 6 that he has installed twelve cameras inside the store, will add eight cameras outside, has added dead bolts and chains to the doors, and bars on the windows.  All this has cost him a total of two thousand dollars.

Wichita Falls Police Department says a total of five burglary cases have happened since 2007.

Surrounding business, El Paisa Mexican Restaurant, says they have had one incident which happened two years ago.  It was a gun point robbery and now they are on the lookout not only for themselves, but for their neighbors Los Cuates.

Despite all that has happened Los Cuates will not let petty crime stand in their way and plan to keep their doors open.

The Wichita Falls Police Department says the location of Los Cuates Meat Market is

downtown off Broad St. and 11th, this is not considered a high crime area.

Jesus Sigala says the next step is to hire a security company to patrol the area over night and will hopefully put an end to all of this.

If you have any information on any of the burglaries at Los Cuates Meat Markets you're urged to call crime stoppers at 322-9888.

Natalie Garcia,  Newschannel 6