Police say they believe glass was broken here at The Bank of Houston and Houston Sonic early Saturday as a diversion as burglars entered MFA Agri-Services on East Highway 17 in Houston.

Houston police say two persons linked to a burglary and vandalism cases in Houston early Saturday will be interviewed as soon as today in Ava.

Houston’s MFA Agri-Services was hit early Saturday after thieves broke glass in a door and rolled out the safe and took knives and apparel. Before the crime was committed, the burglars created several diversions, including breaking glass doors at Houston Sonic and The Bank of Houston, police said.

The crimes had the same M.O. as a string of burglaries late Friday or early Saturday in Ava. The Ava Police Department said three subjects are being held after they stole money, tools and knives from the MFA. They attempted to break into the safe. The subjects also gained entry into a local pawn shop and residence, where the homeowner was able to run them off.

A Houston police officer discovered the Sonic damage at 3:06 a.m. About 10 minutes later, a dispatcher received a call that a home was being burglarized at 305 May St., which does not exist in Houston. The bank damage was discovered when an employee arrived at 7:40 a.m.

Houston Police Chief Carloss “Joe” Kirkman said Monday morning that an officer is set to travel to Douglas County as early as today to interview suspects held on similar charges at Ava.

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