Burglars Target Dallas Animal Clinics

Four clinics broken into

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Friday, Oct 12, 2012  |  Updated 12:06 AM CDT
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Burglars broke into four different animal clinics in Dallas. One veterinarian says he suspects the thieves were looking for cash.

Ellen Goldberg, NBC 5 News

Burglars broke into four different animal clinics in Dallas. One veterinarian says he suspects the thieves were looking for cash.

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Four veterinary clinics in different parts of Dallas were broken into overnight.

Someone threw a rock through the glass door of Medallion Animal Clinic and then rifled through cabinet drawers in the reception area before leaving empty-handed.

Dr. Tom Shook awoke to a call from Dallas police Thursday morning.

"I got a 5:30 wake-up call that we'd been broken into," he said.

At about 2 a.m., someone threw a cinder block through the glass front of A & B Animal Clinic on Garland Road and grabbed 40 bucks out of the cash drawer.

The Buckner Terrace Animal Clinic was also hit. Plywood now covers a window that was smashed, but the staff said nothing was taken.

It's the same story at Midway Hollow Pet Clinic, which is also boarded up.

Vet staff members say the rash of break-ins is bizarre.

"We went through to look for damage, and it was a little unusual in that there was very little damage -- just a couple of cabinets at the reception desk had been opened," Shook said.

He said he suspects the burglars were only after cash.

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