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Investigators seek home burglar who stole while residents slept

February 11, 2019 GMT

While residents were asleep, burglars are believed to have prowled around and stole items inside the homes. Now investigators with Constable Ted Heap’s Office are asking for help in getting the burglars caught.

One suspect is wanted for a home invasion and a garage burglary at two homes in the Memorial Forest neighborhood of West Houston.

According to the Constable’s Office, the crimes were committed in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, Jan. 29. In the first case, “the suspect entered a home in the 12100 block of Broken Bough Drive while the victims were in bed. While they were still sleeping, he stole a purse from the kitchen counter and a distinctive classic Gibson guitar from inside a closet. The victims discovered the burglary when they awoke later that morning.”


On the same day, the suspect is believed to have burgled a neighbor’s garage, “stealing tools and equipment and rummaging through the victim’s vehicle inside the garage.”

Investigators report that surveillance video allowed them to link the two crimes. Security cameras captured images of the suspect carrying the stolen items away from the homes.

Later, the suspect attempted to use stolen credit cards stolen from the first home at several local businesses. Images of the suspect and an alleged accomplice were captured on store surveillance cameras.

The first suspect is described as a black male with a beard and a medium complexion. He is estimated to be between 35 and 45 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a brown shirt with white horizontal stripes underneath a dark hoodie. He was also wearing long dark pants and gray sneakers.

The second suspect is described as a taller black male approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 4 inches tall, 40-50 years old with a dark goatee. He was wearing a dark do-rag, faded blue jeans, a gray shirt with yellow writing and a long-sleeve gray undershirt. The suspects left the store in a two-door white Toyota Camry.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at that time or who may have any information that might help with the investigation is asked to contact Investigator K. Fesperman at 281-463-6666 or let the Constable’s Office know through its online crime tips webpage at https://constablepct5.com/index.php/online-crime-tips.