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Family scares off would-be thief in Sugar Land home

SUGAR LAND, Texas – A family in the Sugar Land-area caught an alleged burglar in the act Thursday and wants others in their neighborhood to be on the lookout.

Surveillance cameras recorded a man walked up to the Bach family home, located in the Woodbridge subdivision, off of Highway 6, near Sugar Land.

[VIDEO: Would-be thief caught on surveillance video in Sugar Land]

"He was banging, banging, for a good two to three minutes," said Kimberly Bach, who heard the man knock at their front door.

Bach's brother, Anthony, heard the knocking, as well.

"He was knocking really aggressive on the door. Really hard," Anthony Bach said.

The knocking stopped after a few minutes, and surveillance video the family shared with KPRC2 shows the man walking away. It also recorded his return some seven minutes later.

"I stood right here so he can see me and I backed up and was screaming at him," Anthony said, as he described his face-to-face confrontation with the man.

By then, the man had walked to the back of the house. Surveillance video shows him moving items around, attempting to free up space near a window.

Little did he know, not on Anthony's watch.

"I was yelling at him and he said, 'oh, my bad,' and just walked away," Anthony said.

The Bach's said nothing was stolen. Their surveillance video shows what's believed to be another man driving a silver car. The Bach's believe it was the getaway driver, casing the street.

"I'm hoping he doesn't come back or try to rob other houses, either," Anthony said.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is investigating.