Grinch alert: $30,000 stolen from car

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SHENANDOAH- This is a Grinch alert.

Thanks to a Grinch, Christmas will be a little less merry for Travis Anthony of The Woodlands.

According to Shenandoah Police, Anthony had just sold a car and was about to buy another, but stopped to eat first at Guadalajara Hacienda in the Pinecroft Shopping Center.

He didn’t want to carry around $30,000 so he left it in his locked car. While Travis was inside eating, a thief burgled his GMC Yukon taking the 30K and some jewelry. “We think the vehicle was targeted since it’s an appetizing vehicle to break into but we don’t believe that he was targeted based upon the money that he had on him,” says Bryan Carlisle, Assistant Chief at the Shenandoah Police Department.

For Anthony, this was a very expensive lesson, but he’s not the only person to make the mistake of leaving valuables in his car says Carlisle, “Unfortunately, there’s been things that were even more sensitive than $30,000. We’ve had several weapons that have been stolen and of course laptop computers, and all that contains personal information that can be used by thieves. More than just selling the computer, now they’ve got your ID, and that creates another host of issues for the victim.”

Anthony is offering a 10-thousand dollar reward to get his 30 grand back... which makes absolutely no "cents".

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