Police: Kick-door burglars case neighborhood, break into home in Friendswood

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on November 5, 2013 at 3:15 PM

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas—Friendswood police are searching for kick-door burglars who cased a neighborhood on October 29, then broke into a residence and stole a homeowner’s jewelry.

Police said in two separate incidents that morning, the method of operation was the same. The suspects would knock on the door of a residence, possibly posing as solicitors, in order to see if anyone was home.

A resident in the 400 block of Meadow Bend told police that she heard someone ringing the door bell and knocking at her front door about 8:30 a.m., but she did not answer it or look to see who it was. About 30 minutes later, the resident heard noises, got up and witnessed an unknown person attempting to kick in her back door. The woman yelled out to the burglar and then noticed a silver or gray mid-sized, four-door car backing out of the driveway.

A resident in the 5300 block of Shady Oaks Lane returned to her home around 10:30 a.m., after being gone for about two hours, and found that someone had forced their way inside through a back door. Pillow cases were removed and likely used to hold jewelry that was stolen from the home.

A witness told police they saw a strange vehicle backed up to the residence at approximately 10 a.m. A male suspect, in his 20s and with a thin build, was seen knocking at the door. The suspect vehicle is described as a light copper-colored or champagne-colored Chevrolet mid-size car with tinted windows.

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