FRIENDSWOOD — A recent rash of home burglaries, possibly involving juveniles, has police asking the public to report suspicious activities in one Friendswood neighborhood.
The burglars could be watching houses in the Eagle Lakes subdivision from a greenbelt area before breaking into them, Police Chief Robert Wieners said.
Wieners reported officers have made no arrests in three possibly related cases last week. The subdivision is south of West Parkwood Avenue.
“We’ve obviously questioned some of our locals, given the proximity of three of the burglaries,” Wieners said.
Police believe the burglars are juveniles because the size of the glass breakage to enter the homes is small. The proximity of the burglaries also leads police to believe the perpetrators are on foot.
Authorities, however, aren’t ruling out the burglaries were committed from someone outside the city.
The most recent burglary happened in the 1000 block of Middlecreek Street between 10 a.m. Friday and noon Saturday. A kitchen window on the back of the house was broken, and officers found the kitchen faucet running. Police found drawers pulled out and personal items strewed about the master bedroom and bathroom.
Police also received reports from burglaries on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday’s burglary happened in the 500 block of Lakeside Lane between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Residents returned home and found the master bedroom was rummaged through. A shotgun and jewelry were stolen.
Thursday’s break-in happened between 7 p.m. and 8:25 p.m. in the 1100 block of Bob White Drive. Police found a forced entry point on the backside of the house into the master bedroom. Jewelry and weapons were stolen.
A fourth burglary with similar circumstances was reported July 8 in the 2000 block of Pebble Lane. Someone forced entry inside a back door. A resident arrived home at 6:45 p.m. and found guns, a game system and computers stolen.
Burglars could be watching residents leave home in the evenings, police say.
Police asked residents to report suspicious activity by calling 281-996-3300.