Thieves steal pricey potted plants

KPRC Local 2 investigator Joel Eisenbaum victim of plant thieves

HOUSTON - Police are looking for a man and woman who, they said, have been making off with expensive potted plants right off people's porches in the Heights area.

On the Inner Loop Houston Crime Alerts Facebook page, there is post after post about two potted plant thieves.

KPRC Local 2 investigator Joel Eisenbaum is a recent victim himself.

"All of a sudden I see this guy bear-hugging one of my planters, moving slowly toward his car. I'm like, 'What is this guy doing?'" said Eisenbaum.

Eisenbaum said the back of this thieves' SUV was filled with potted plants, and he got a good look at the suspect.

"I swear this guy looked exactly like the singer Marc Anthony. I'm like, 'What is Marc Anthony doing stealing my plants?'" Eisenbaum said.

Residents said thefts have happened on Harvard Street, 17th and Studewood, just to name a few. Residents just want these thieves caught.

"When you're the victim of crime, even small petty crime, it's a bummer," Eisenbaum said.

Eisenbaum and other victims said the thieves are traveling in a green Honda CRV with paper license plates.

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