Katy Neighborhood Hit with Multiple Vehicle Break-ins in One Night


July 29, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

A Katy neighborhood experienced multiple vehicle break-ins in one night. Several neighbors caught the suspects on home security cameras as they searched vehicles for items to steal.

Video screenshot from Maurese Nelson.

Multiple Vehicles Burglarized

Many Elyson community residents woke up yesterday to find that their vehicles had been searched by thieves overnight. Some residents were lucky to have nothing taken, except evidence of their cars being ransacked, others reported items missing from credit cards to shoes.

Summer Months A Risky Time for Vehicle Burglary

Elyson is a fast-growing and popular community north of I-10 near 99 and 529.

“The summer months are historically one of the riskiest times of the year for vehicle burglary and theft in Texas,” says Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Neighbors quickly notified Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Home security cameras caught the suspects in the act as they went house to house in search of unlocked cars.

Various videos show two men. One wearing a black hoodie with shorts and another wearing a white hoodie.

Katy resident Kemp Cannon’s home security camera captured footage between 3:23 a.m. and 3:29 a.m. Wednesday morning when one of the men entered his vehicle.

“All he got was a flashlight,” says Kemp Cannon. “You can see some of his face while using said flashlight.”