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Pistol-carrying Man Brought Little Girl to Burglary Attempt

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Houston police are searching for a man they say attempted to burglarize a southwest Houston business on July 25 —and brought a little girl with him.

In a just-released surveillance video shared by the police department, a man exits a Nissan Maxima sedan with a pistol in the parking lot of 9889 Harwin. He walks to the front of the business, a perfume shop, and fires multiple shots at the front door. Then, a little girl gets out of the front passenger door of the car and runs to the man. The pair then return to the car (the man walks slowly while the girl skips and runs). 

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic or Middle Eastern man in his 30s or 40s. Whether this was some sort of Bring-Your-Daughter-to-Work-Day thing remains unclear, as the authorities have not said what they believe is the relationship between the man and girl.

The attempted burglary occurred just before 9 p.m. on July 25, but police released the surveillance video Monday morning.

Police urge anyone with information about the case to call the Burglary and Theft Division at 713-308-0900 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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