3 wanted in Galleria-area burglaries

Police credit alarms for deterring thieves

Published On: Jun 11 2012 07:13:13 PM CDT
HOUSTON -

Police are searching for three men suspected of breaking into homes in the Galleria area.

Despite the recent burglaries in Tanglewood, its residents are still confident of their safety.

"Well, I'm concerned," resident Frank Davis said. "But there are burglaries all over, in a lot of towns." 

Davis said that he's lived in the same neighborhood for the last 35 years and has always felt safe.

Davis was out of town on June 2 when the Houston Police Department says two men broke into a nearby home on Briar Drive.

According to police, the thieves waited for the homeowners to leave, then quickly drove into their driveway. A witness told police that two men, wearing hooded sweatshirts, got out of the vehicle and jumped over a brick wall into the backyard. 

The men then broke a sliding glass door leading to the master bedroom. An alarm system activated, causing the burglars to cut their heist short. 

They ran into a nearby cul-de-sac, where a black Cadillac driven by a third suspect was waiting to driving them away.

Police credited the alarm system as a big reason the burglars only got away with one piece of jewelry.

On June 6, burglars struck the Tanglewood area again at a home on Bayou Glen. 

Again, police credited a working alarm system in keeping the burglary minor. Police said that the thieves were only inside the home for less than a minute and were only able to grab some costume jewelry. 

Frank Davis also credits a useful neighborhood watch program.

"We have a good system," Davis said. "We have a very good patrol system that comes by. So, I feel its a safe neighborhood."

If you have any information, call Houston police.