Burglar escapes after being caught in the act, police say

By Ashlynn Turner - Content Editor
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HOUSTON - A woman came home from running errands to find a man at her front door and her home ransacked, according to police.

The women left her home around 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 to run errands and came back home three hours later, police said.

The woman pulled up to her house in the 9800 block of Eblen Drive to find a red pickup in her driveway and a man walking away from her front door, according to police.

Police said the man walked up to her and asked if she was the homeowner, and when she told him she was, he told her that he was looking for a man who does masonry work.

The woman said the man removed white gloves from his hands, got into his pickup and drove away.

Police said the woman went inside and found the back door kicked in and her home ransacked with items lined up near the door.

The man is described as Hispanic, with a medium skin tone, in his 40s or 50s.

He is 6 feet tall, with a medium build, a clean-shaven face and short black hair with gray around the edges of his hairline.

The man was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, prescription glasses and white gloves, according to police.

He was driving a red pickup truck with a red hard-shell bed cover, police said.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the man.

Information can be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org

Tips may also be sent via text message by texting: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637) or via our mobile app, Crime Stoppers Houston.

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