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June 16th, 2010
Kids hide as burglars ransack San Marcos home


Two burglars broke into a San Marcos home where two juveniles, a teenager and a younger child, were home alone Monday afternoon, investigators say.

At about 3:30 p.m., the Hays County Sheriff’s Office received a burglary in progress call at an address on Falconwood Drive, located west of San Marcos off of Ranch Road 12.

The teen heard a knock on the door, and not knowing who was knocking did not answer. He went to another part of the house and then heard the back door kicked open. The children hid in a closet, phoned their parents and then called 911, investigators say.

The parents notified a neighbor who drove to the house and witnessed a gray van, possibly a Chevrolet Astro, with no license plates parked in the victim’s driveway. The neighbor began to blow his horn and a female and male, either both white or Hispanic, appeared from the rear of the residence, got into the van and sped away, the sheriff’s office says.

Some computer and camera equipment were stolen from the home. A search of the neighborhood was conducted but the van could not be located. It is believed that the van drove back into San Marcos, the sheriff’s office says.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Hays County Criminal Investigations Division at (512) 393-7814 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-8477.

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