Authorities Seek Public's Help in Multiple Katy Car Burglaries

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

November 7, 2019

By Natalie Cook Clark

 

Authorities are asking for your help in identifying two suspects who burglarized at least three vehicles in Katy's Ventana Lakes neighborhood. 

 

Vehicle Burglaries in Ventana Lakes

Constable Ted Heap and Precinct 5 deputies are seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects who burglarized at least three vehicles, cars and trucks, recently in the Ventana Lakes neighborhood of Katy off of Clay Road. The crimes were caught on home security cameras.

Suspects Sought Out Unlocked Vehicles

The footage is from around 1:15 am on Thursday, October 24. The suspects patrolled the neighborhood and can be seen testing car doors and entering those that are unlocked.

 

Several homeowners reported that their vehicles were burglarized that night. Homes involved are located in the 4000 block of Trento Court, 4500 Stolz Trail, and the 4600 block of Stolz Trail.

 

Watch the Video

 

Suspect Descriptions

  • Both suspects appear to be slender young males.

  • One is a tall white or Hispanic male with close cropped hair wearing an athletic sweatsuit and dark sneakers. 

  • The second suspect, across the street, also appears to be a slender white or Hispanic male in dark clothing.

 

The first suspect described is clearly seen on the footage exiting an unlocked vehicle after rummaging through its contents.

 

Don't be a Victim

  • Keep vehicles locked at all times

  • Do not leave packages or valuables visible 

  • Use security cameras and exterior security lighting

"These types of crimes do increase during the holidays because people are shopping and leaving items in vehicles," says Jeff McShan of Harris County Precinct 5. "Burglary of a motor vehicle is the number one crime in Harris County, but it can be prevented. We have witnessed thieves in parking lots checking doors to see if they are unlocked. Use common sense to prevent being a victim."

 

Contact Investigator with Information

Anyone who recognizes these suspects or has information linked to these crimes is urged to contact Investigator R. Benford or reach out through Precinct 5's online crime tips webpage.

 

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