Grand Prairie Tattoo Shop owners hope that surveillance video will catch three thieves who broke in to their shop on Monday morning. They took valuable equipment and then vandalized the shop.
The footage shows a black 4-door pickup pulling up to Good Pain Tattoos on the 100 block Northeast 4th Street at around 5:30 a.m. Three young men then get out and begin to remove the door.
They were even recorded talking to the camera.
“Come here. I need you to hold it right here so I can cut it,” one of them said.
The trio entered the building and appeared to have been armed. They began to grab expensive tattoo machines.
“The machines alone are $25,000 to $30,000,” owner Ruben Ambriz said. “There’s a lot of other stuff that was taken.”
Ambriz, a father and shop owner with his daughter is difficult to see in the video.
“It’s a toolbox to them but for him, it’s his whole life,” Kati Ambriz said. “It’s heartbreaking.”
“It was devastating,” Ruben Ambriz said. “I come in and everything I’ve worked for and see my personal items I’ve had for 25 years gone. Yeah, it’s heartbreaking.”
They not only stole stuff, but they also fled the shop in chaos. They even stole an iPad.
“I’m down, but you have to keep going. It’s a hit. I’ve been there before. This is the worst. This is my dream, so I have to keep it going.
Anyone with any information on the suspects’ identities is urged to call Grand Prairie Police at 972-237-8790.