(FULSHEAR) – The Fulshear Police Department has reported four car burglaries and five home burglaries between Jan. 4 and Jan. 8.
On Jan. 4 four vehicles were entered by burglars, but no property was reported stolen and there was no forced entry. Two male suspects on foot were wearing hoodies and backpacks. Police currently do not have any suspect vehicle information.
Between Jan. 4 and Jan. 8, between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., five homes were burglarized. Four of the five were in Cross Creek Ranch, three homes in the Lakes of Cross Creek section and one home in the Lakeside section. The fifth burglary occurred in the Meadows Trace Village section of Fulbrook on Fulshear Creek.
In four of the residential burglaries, the suspects entered the homes through unlocked points of access (doors and a garage). In one of the residential burglaries the suspects broke the master bedroom window located in the back of the residence. There are some circumstantial significances to this burglary that are being investigated, police said. During the burglaries the suspects took jewelry, cash and a safe.
Police say the suspects drive into the target areas and use walking paths and sidewalks to approach vehicles and residences.
Police are asking anyone who sees a suspicious vehicle or persons to call dispatch at (281) 341-4665 for an officer to be dispatched. Dispatch should be provided with a description of the suspicious vehicle - make, model, color, license plate (if able to) - or person.
Police are also asking residents to lock their car doors and residential doors, place a lock on fence gates to deter access to the backyard, and keep the garage doors closed at night.
“If we continue to make it easy for the criminals, they will be back,” said Police Chief Kenny Seymour.
Police also say residents should check their home surveillance systems. On one street alone, nine out of 10 residential cameras were not on or not operating.
Anyone with surveillance cameras, Ring, or Nest cameras should check their systems on the dates and times above for any suspicious activity.
Anyone with any information regarding these burglaries should contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281)342-TIPS or www.fortbend.crimestoppersweb.com.