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‘It hurts’ | Relatives’ ashes spilled, military medals damaged in storage facility housebreaking, victims say

San Antonio Police say two males had been arrested on the scene after a reported housebreaking on the Otter Self Storage off of Loop 410 close to Marbach Road.

SAN ANTONIO — Two males are in custody after a housebreaking at a west aspect storage facility.

San Antonio Police say a minimum of 15 items had been damaged into at Otter Self Storage off of Loop 410 close to Marbach Road.

Police say the acquired a name Saturday morning round 7:20am to the 2400 block of SW Loop 410.

The look of safety on the complicated, together with safety cameras and a gate, doesn’t match the intangible actuality for Robert Rodriguez. The housebreaking is inflicting anguish for somebody who already has wounds.

“It does hurt. It hurts more than me getting this thing,” Rodriguez stated as he pointed to the Purple Heart license plate on the again of his automobile.

“It hurts more than that. Because I can take the physical pain, but the emotional pain is tough,” Rodriguez stated.

Rodriguez says his belongings had been stored right here for a short while after a 20-year career in the military.

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“I had a lot of artifacts, presidential citation for retiring from the Marines. Command medals, ribbons. Everything was thrown to the ground, scratched up, and broken, and uh, you know, what can I do man, it was memories,” Rodriguez stated.

Many different gadgets had been lacking or damaged when individuals renting items heard about what occurred.

Lisa Wright says she was on the facility however couldn’t entry her belongings which included household keepsakes.

She says a minimum of 30 items, if no more, had been damaged into. SAPD instructed KENS 5 a minimum of 15 had been burglarized.

“I was crying. Not because of my belongings, but to see a lady on the ground picking up her parent’s ashes from her urns being smashed,” Wright stated.

SAPD says they noticed two suspects, chased them down and arrested them. Wright believes different suspects could also be on the market.

“It’s all gone because some individuals are just hard on their times I guess,” Wright stated.

On Sunday afternoon the gates had been locked, and other people had been unable to retrieve their belongings. An indication posted on a keypad stated renters should contact the office and set an appointment to get their belongings.

“All I can tell people who lost some important things…Don’t look at it as a downer, look at it as something you can get through and it’s only going to make you stronger,” Rodriguez stated.

KENS 5 tried to achieve the property administration for remark however we didn’t get a response. SAPD says their investigation continues to be ongoing.

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