Deputies beef up patrols after string of burglaries in Meyerland area

6 home break-ins reported in just 5 days

By Jennifer Bauer - Reporter

HOUSTON - The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office has put more deputies on the streets after a rash of burglaries in the Meyerland area.

Some undercover officers are also patrolling the neighborhood after six home break-ins were reported in just five days -- homes in the 8800 and 8900 blocks of South Rice, 4700 block of Braesvalley, 4200 blocks of Birdwood and Jason and the 5200 block of Rutherglenn.

"I'm at 5302, that's hitting a little close to home," said David Neider. "It seems like it's happening more and more."

The home down the street from Neider was broken into Thursday and the home across the street was broken into a few months ago.

Micah Hirschfield lives there with his wife and son. None of them were home when burglars broke down his back door.

"My wife actually walked in the door and found the glass completely broken," Hirschfield said.

The crooks went straight to the master bedroom and stole all his wife's jewelry -- dresser drawer and all. That's exactly what the burglars have been looking for in the most recent break-ins, too.

"Lock up (your) jewelry," Hirschfield told Local 2.

Investigators suggest keeping your valuables in a different location in your home. The burglars always head to the master bedroom because that's where most people keep their jewelry. They also want residents who have alarm systems to set them, even if you're only leaving the home for a minute.

Most of the break-ins are happening through the back of the house and the crooks are getting in by breaking the glass. Deputies said it's a good idea to reinforce the doors and call 911 of you see anything suspicious.

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