HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) – Authorities in Houston, Texas are seeking the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect who is seen on home video surveillance walking through the victims’ home and staring at their infant while they slept.
On April 5, Harris County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the residence located in the 18200 block of Flint Hill Drive in west Harris County.
The homeowner told deputies he was notified by a neighbor that his laptop computer and a briefcase were found in a neighbor’s yard.
Deputies say the homeowner stated the items were in his residence when he went to bed the night before.
The burglar also took $60 in cash from a wallet.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male who is 16 to 18 years old. He was wearing a New Era baseball cap with a San Antonio Spurs logo on the brim. He also has a tattoo behind his right ear, possibly of Asian characters.
Thrinh Le said when he saw the chilling images of the intruder in his son’s bedroom he got sick to his stomach.
“As soon as I know we got broke into I went upstairs right away and check on him and kiss him so hard,” he said. “I was so happy to see he’s okay.”
Le doesn’t know what the burglar was looking for in the baby’s room. His son is 2 1/2 and he said there is nothing of value in there.
The burglar was in the home for about five minutes, Le said he got in through an unlocked front window.
“Its just one of those nights I wasn’t careful,” he said.
Le and his wife have an alarm system and usually set it, but on this one particular night, they said they forgot. They also have a dog but have been training him not to bark because he wakes up the baby.
The dog, Le and his wife were all asleep in the first floor master bedroom when the break-in happened. Their son’s bedroom is on the second floor.
Le said the burglar is bold because he knew he was being recorded.
“He looked up at the camera and saw it and he make some statement that I’m here and I don’t care,” said Le.