Shelby County Sheriff’s Office asking for help identifying funeral home burglary suspects

KTRE'S Avery Gorman speaks about the robbery at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
KTRE'S Avery Gorman speaks about the robbery at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 3:58 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2022 at 9:12 PM CDT
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CENTER, Texas (KTRE) - A funeral home in Center was ransacked Friday night. Officials are asking the public to share information if they saw anything suspicious.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says Watson & Sons Funeral Home on Highway 7 East was ransacked between 8:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

“We have a 12 hour time frame. The individuals left the funeral home at 8:30 that evening, and when they returned at about 8 or 8:30 that morning is when they noticed it. We do believe that with the investigation that we have accomplished already, that it happened we believe an hour of them showing up,” investigator Chad Hooper said.

Unknown subjects entered each office, went through all items and damaged four vehicles on the property. The subjects took multiple items from each office.

“Three of them are hearses and one is a van that would deliver flowers. All four vehicles were entered, all four vehicles were vandalized during that process, and one vehicle we suspect they were trying to steal to get away,” Hooper said.

If you have any information on the subjects involved in this case, or if you saw anything suspicious, contact Investigator Chad Hooper at (903) 598-5601 or (936) 572-5045.

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