Caught on camera: Burglars ransack family's home


by Rucks Russell / KHOU 11 News

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 10:40 PM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A Harris County homeowner too frightened to be identified, was eager to share the story of the burglars who broke into his house in broad daylight.

“I walked in and everything was just scattered throughout the floor,” he said while describing the damage left behind.

He said the suspects grabbed clothes, televisions and video games in a matter of minutes.

Apparently, they broke in moments after he and his wife had driven away.

A neighbor’s surveillance system captured images of a red Pontiac sedan that circled the block and pulled into the victim’s driveway.

Minutes later, the same vehicle can be seen pulling away.

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were working the case.

The victim hoped the video would lead to an arrest.

He said his family’s peace of mind was at stake.

“They’re shaking behind this,” he said. “We all sleep in one room. No one should have to live like this.”