16 cars burglarized in Fort Bend County neighborhood
Break-ins happened Wednesday, deputies say
FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rash of car burglaries near Old Richmond Road and Highway 6.
On Wednesday, deputies responded to 16 cases in neighborhoods near FM 1464, Old Richmond Road and Voss Road.
Fatou Thiam lives in the Park Pointe subdivision. She woke up Wednesday morning to find the window of her SUV smashed.
“There was glass all over the floor and inside the car,” Thiam said.
Thiam said nothing was stolen from her vehicle.
Cotina Whitley lives on another street in the same subdivision.
The thieves smashed the windows on two of her vehicles. She said nothing was stolen, even though she had a laptop inside one of the cars.
One victim gave investigators video from a security camera. It showed a late model white Chevrolet Malibu driving through a neighborhood. Once the car was parked, three men got out and started surveying possible cars to target. They would then shatter windows to gain entry into the vehicle.
Investigators said overall very little was stolen from the cars. They said that makes them believe the thieves were searching for guns, cash or credit cards. In some cases, credit cards and cash was stolen.
“We just don’t feel safe and probably won't feel safe after something like that happens,” Whitley said.
Anyone who has information about the crime spree is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-8477.