CAUGHT ON TAPE: Intruder Creeps Through Home, Lurks Over Crib
** UPDATE: Police have made an arrest in the case. Get details. **
This story out of the Houston area really is a parent's worst nightmare. A home surveillance system caught an intruder lurking through a home while a family slept.
At one point, the male intruder is shown in a child's room while a two-year-old boy is asleep in the crib. The child's room was upstairs, while his parents were asleep downstairs.
Police are still looking for the burglar, who got in through an unlocked window. He's believed to be between 16 and 18 years old and is suspected in other burglaries in the neighborhood.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office Safe Home Task Force is seeking help from the public to identifying a burglar whose image was captured on surveillance video as he walked through a home and stared at an infant while the child was asleep.
The burglary was reported on Saturday, April 5 when deputies arrived to the home in the 18200 block of Flint Hill Drive in west Harris County.
One of the residents told deputies that he was notified by a neighbor that his laptop computer and a briefcase were found in the neighbor's yard. He also stated that the items were in his home when he went to sleep the night before. The burglar also stole $60 in cash from a wallet.
HCSO describes the burglar as a Hispanic male between the ages of 16 and 18 years old who wore a New Era baseball cap with a San Antonio Spurs logo on the brim. He also has a tattoo behind his right ear, possibly with Asian characters.