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Theft Ring Targets Neighborhood Cars at Night


KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

September 7, 2018

Natalie Cook Clark

Two cars were burglarized Tuesday night in Green Trails, the 1900 block of Emerald Green. Now Harris County Constables, Precinct 5 are asking for the community to be on the lookout for the two suspects. But how can you keep your car safe?

Authorities Seek Your Help

Security cameras (watch the video here) caught a female suspect, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds testing car doors at around 1:45 a.m. September 4 until she found one that was unlocked. She then entered and went through the vehicle's contents. An accomplice was seen walking down the street prior to the break-in. He is approximately 5 feet 11 inches, weighing 220 pounds. Both suspects were traveling in a dark four-door compact sedan, possibly a Hyundai Elantra. Authorities are asking that if saw anything suspicious in that area at the time or have any information that can aid the investigation to please reach out to Investigator L. Lizcano at 281-463-6666 or let them know through their online crime tips webpage.

"The investigation is ongoing and until the suspects are caught more burglaries could happen," cautions Officer Theo Knatte. It is important to take steps to avoid being a victim.

Tips to Safeguard Your Car and Belongings

Lock your doors- As seen in the video of the Emerald Green burglaries the suspect actively looked for unlocked doors.

Set your alarm- Make sure your alarm is turned on especially overnight.

Don't leave valuables in your car- "Don't give them any incentive to want to target your car," says Officer Knatte. It's also smart to not leave clutter in your car as someone could think valuables could be among it.

Be aware- Be aware of your surroundings and who may be around you when you park.

Yes, these are often common sense suggestions but in our busy community and lives a reminder is always nice.

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