Thief makes off with cash, including charitable donation, from Makers Connect (with video)

The man who broke into Makers Connect was caught on security footage. (Courtesy of Makers Connect)
The man who broke into Makers Connect was caught on security footage. (Courtesy of Makers Connect)

Police are looking for the man pictured above, captured on security video breaking into Makers Connect on Northwest Highway early Monday morning. Co-owner Chris Unruh says the suspect brought a brick with him, which he lobbed through the front door, shattering the glass.

The damage made during the break in at Makers Connect on Aug. 28, 2017.
The damage made during the break in at Makers Connect on Aug. 28, 2017.

“Then he skipped around to the cash drawer — knew exactly where it was — and pulled out the whole cash drawer,” Unruh says. She says he took about $300, including the $110 the business had collected for the nonprofit Dallas Cat Lady. “He didn’t look around or grab any vendor product — thank god — and went out the same hole he came in.”

Video, posted below, showed him leaving in an older model, light colored sedan (she guesses a Toyota Camry or Honda Civic). Police stopped by today to take a report, and she’s told a detective will follow up soon. This story will be updated when a specific officer has been assigned, but tips can always be made online, by texting “DPD” plus your tip to 274637 (crimes), or calling 214.671.4TIP.

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  • Chris Unruh

    Thank you so much for sharing this information, Emily! This is very helpful.