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Kyle storage facility break-in puzzles business owner

The Free Press of Buda, Texas

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Details on a series of haphazard break-ins at a Kyle storage facility Sunday left authorities and the business owner baffled after no items were stolen.

According to the Hays County Sheriff's Department, A&D Storage in Kyle reported 15 break-ins between 12:30 and 5:20 p.m. Sunday. Business owner Alice Ewald said two recreational vehicles stored on the property and individual storage units were vandalized.

Ewald said the suspects evaded four cameras positioned at the front of the facility by cutting through chain link fence in the rear of the business.

Authorities were unable to identify any of the suspects involved in the incidents.

But neither the property owner nor the storage unit's clients reported anything stolen.

Ewald discovered the doors to several of the units wide open with damage done to the locks. She also said one of the latches to her storage unit needed replacing due to it being ripped violently from its hinges.

"What in the world does anybody gain with something like this, I don't see how they gained anything at all. It's not like they took anything that could be sold to make money. I just don't understand."

Ewald said she and the Kyle Police Department are taking measures to ensure that "nothing like this happens ever again."

Hays County Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Traeger said that patrols in the area will be increased and suggested that the property owner take extra precautions to prevent another break-in.

Ewald said the security of her facility and of her clients' belongings is her first priority and plans on installing additional security measures soon.

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Original Publication Date: February 10, 2016

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