The burglars caused about $ 8,000 in damage on Friday when they broke into three Lakewood Mobile Pet Grooming vans in East Dallas, the owner said.
The burglars stole four toolboxes full of dog grooming supplies, for a total of approximately $ 6,000. They also caused approximately $ 2,000 in damage to the pickup trucks, which were parked on Ferguson Road across from Bishop Lynch High School, owner Chris Lacquement said.
He asks neighbors to keep an eye out for jackets and gear engraved with the Lakewood Mobile Pet Grooming logo.
“The busiest time of the year is two weeks before Thanksgiving until Christmas, and then in January it gets really slow,” Lacquement said. “This is the worst time to get robbed. When this is [my groomers] need to work. Hope to make sure they are taken care of.
Lacquer has replaced groomers’ tools, and the business will reopen for service on Tuesday. He started a GoFundMe to help recoup some of the losses.
The owner hopes to one day repay the generosity of the community by offering free community grooming services or grooming the dogs at a local animal shelter.
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