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Monday, September 27, 2021

Crime

Cougar Byte robbed


Cougar Byte was robbed Friday around 3 a.m. by an unknown number of individuals, police said.

Police said that display items were the main target in the robbery, but other items were also stolen.

According to UHPD Assistant Chief of Police Brad Wigtil, the fact that the crime occurred in the early hours of the morning makes it difficult to look for witnesses, but he said they are hopeful that if someone was awake during that time, they will contact the department.

“We’re just hoping that somebody may have seen something that could help us with our investigation,” Wigtil said.

The discovery of the robbery was made the next morning when a custodian reported the incident.

Wigtil said UHPD is actively pursuing leads and that businesses in the UC are not targeted often.

“Over the last five years, maybe one or two incidents (have occured), but typically those business are not targeted, especially after hours,” Wigtil said.

If anyone has information on the crime, they are urged to contact UHPD at  713-743-3333.

Leslie Harris of HiEd Inc. and president of Cougar Byte could not be reached for comment.


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