Have you seen him? Authorities searching for ‘cigarette creeper’ known for burglarizing homes in NW Harris County, deputies say

According to deputies, the suspect is known for keeping a cigarette at the side of his mouth.
According to deputies, the suspect is known for keeping a cigarette at the side of his mouth. (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – Deputies with Constable Ted Heap’s Office are asking for the public’s help in finding a burglary suspect who they said has been creeping through the backyards of multiple northwest Harris County homes for weeks. According to deputies, the suspect is known for keeping a cigarette at the side of his mouth.

Deputies said the suspect was caught on surveillance video recently in the 14400 block of Sugar Mill Circle sneaking into the backyard and looking through the residence’s windows before the homeowner spotted him and confronted him.

According to investigators, the man is wanted for multiple burglaries and trespassing cases in northwest Harris County since Dec. 29, 2020. In one case, deputies said he entered the victim’s home through an unlocked back door in the middle of the night, stole the victim’s car keys and her SUV. In two other cases, homeowners told deputies they spotted the suspect in their backyards and confronted him before he fled.

The suspect is described as being a slender Black male between 18 to 25 years old, and approximately 5-feet-6-inches to 5-feet-9-inches tall. In one video, deputies said he can be seen with a cigarette hanging out of the side of his mouth while he is sneaking through a backyard.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact Investigator Lily Lizcano or the online Crime Tips webpage at https://constablepct5.com/index.php/online-crime-tips/.


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