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HOUSTON Friendswood police have released a sketch of the burglary suspect in the attack of a 15-year old-girl last Tuesday.

I counted nine police cars, said neighbor Walter Pinkston, snapped a photo on his cell phone of all the commotion.

All the units were responding to an address in the 16100 block of Bougainvilla Lane.

Officials said a man kicked in the back door to burglarize the house, but then tried to attack a 15-year-old girl who happened to be in the shower.

I can t even think what was going through her mind, said Pinkston.

The high school student was able to meet with a sketch artist and describe her would be attacker. He s described as a black male, with a thin build, 5 8 5 9 , in his late teens or early 20s, with short hair, stubble on his chin and a deep voice.

The girl told police the suspect said that he had a gun.

The girl was able to safely get away. The suspect fled to the nearby Heritage Parks subdivision and escaped. The girl s mother said the burglar ran off with the family s laptop.

Another neighbor, Barry Gray said, There had been two incidents.

Friendswood police are trying to see if this burglary is connected to another one a few blocks away on the same day.

Just try to use common sense and be a lot more careful, said Gray.

The Grays have lived on Bougainvilla for nearly four decades. They say folks really look out for each other, even a young neighbor who didn t recognize the Gray s grown son.

He told his babysitter and they called police and checked it out, said Gray. They were afraid we d be mad at them. I said No!

The Pinkstons have lived in the town for three decades, and are sorry their newest neighbor has had such a difficult time.

They just moved into neighborhood, said Pinkston. That s the other part of it, you re brand new. Welcome to the neighborhood.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect should contact Friendswood police at 281-996-3300.

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