Thousands of dollars worth of shoes stolen from small business only weeks before grand opening

A new local business in Houston is recovering after multiple thieves stole most of their product, only weeks before a scheduled grand opening.

“We’ve been building this brand pretty much our whole lives,” said Khamron Micheals, co-owner of Shewz Houston. “We thought we were getting somewhere. This is kind of just a huge step back for no reason.”

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Surveillance video shows multiple thieves early Tuesday morning dragging several large boxes of shoes from a backroom of the store to a car outside. The thieves were stealing from the new business, located near Weistheimer and South Voss Road, for about four minutes.

“I want to let these guys know they’re hurting more than just the business,” said Lamarkus Simpson, CEO of Shewz Houston. “They’re hurting personal lives. This is how we feed our families.”

Simpson and Michaels estimate the thieves stole roughly 150 pairs of shoes worth roughly $40,000.

“I feel extremely disrespected that someone doesn’t respect the hard work and the grind that we have put into building this company from the bottom up,” said Michaels.

The business owners are holding a charity fundraiser event Sunday at Shews Houston, starting at noon. They’re hoping people will come out and support their new business.

“My daughter, she’s 6-years-old,” said Simpson. “She’s able to understand that they got her daddy’s shoes. She was brought to tears from this.”

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So far, no arrests have been made. If you recognize the suspects, you’re urged to contact police.

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NYC smash-and-grab nets over $2 million in jewelry: NYPD

A 30-second smash-and-grab heist in The Bronx netted a clutch of thieves more $2.15 million in “high-end diamond jewelry” during a wild, caught-on-video robbery, police say.

Surveillance video shows a suspect, clad in a white T-shirt and a black cap and wearing sunglasses, acting like a customer when he’s buzzed into Rocco’s Jewelry on Webster Avenue in Fordham around 2:30 p.m. Friday, cops said.

But instead of going inside, the man then let his three masked cohorts rush through the door, video shows.

It was reported to police that on Friday, August 5, 2022 at approximately 1438 hours, at Rocco's Jewelry located at 2521 Webster Avenue, an unknown individual approached the front door and was buzzed inside of the store by an employee. This individual then held the door open for an additional three individuals. Once inside the store, the three individuals used a hammer to smash open the display cases and removed a large amount of high-end diamond jewelry. The jewelry was placed into bags being carried by the individuals, who fled the location on foot heading southbound on Webster Avenue. The total value of stolen property is approximately $2.15 million. No injuries were reported.
The caper lasted about 30 seconds, the security footage shows.
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It was reported to police that on Friday, August 5, 2022 at approximately 1438 hours, at Rocco's Jewelry located at 2521 Webster Avenue, an unknown individual approached the front door and was buzzed inside of the store by an employee. This individual then held the door open for an additional three individuals. Once inside the store, the three individuals used a hammer to smash open the display cases and removed a large amount of high-end <a href=diamond jewelry. The jewelry was placed into bags being carried by the individuals, who fled the location on foot heading southbound on Webster Avenue. The total value of stolen property is approximately $2.15 million. No injuries were reported. ” class=”wp-image-23363577″ srcset=”https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/08/bronx-jewelery-06.jpg?quality=75&strip=all&w=1535 1536w, https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/08/bronx-jewelery-06.jpg?quality=75&strip=all 1024w, https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/08/bronx-jewelery-06.jpg?quality=75&strip=all&w=512 512w” sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px”/
A classic smash-and-grab heist in the Bronx netted a clutch of thieves more $2.15 million in “high-end diamond jewelry.”
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A classic smash-and-grab heist in the Bronx netted a clutch of thieves more $2.15 million in “high end diamond jewelry”
Surveillance video shows a suspect acting like a customer when he’s buzzed in.
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A hammer-swinging man then smashes the glass cases while the other thieves pulled out trays of pricey baubles, cops said.

“Once inside the store, the three individuals used a hammer to smash open the display cases and removed a large amount of high-end diamond jewelry,” police said.

The jewelry was placed into bags that were carried by the thieves, who fled the location on foot heading southbound on Webster Avenue, cops said. 

The caper lasted about 30 seconds, the security footage shows.

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