The homeowner didn't want to go on camera but told us the security system he installed has already paid for itself since it scared away a burglar.
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, on the morning of August 8, surveillance video captured a burglary at a home in the Sentinel Oaks subdivision off Highway 249 in the Pinehurst area. It's a quiet, secluded area where homes are nestled in the woods. Perhaps the suspected burglar thought the home was the perfect target.
"When they cross this point right here, they are on private property so it's not even county. If they come this way, they are going to get seen by somebody," neighbor Ray Bullock Jr. said.
But he was being watched by several cameras and recorded as he approached the house and kicked in the back door. His first target was this flat screen TV, but he got quite a surprised as the alarm sounded and startled him. He ran with the television.
Bullock points out what the man in the video may not know is his neighborhood is full of retired law enforcement officers.
"They don't know they are in a nest full of police is what they don't know. And sooner or later, they are going to get caught on camera or I'll back my cameras up and see what came through at that time," he said.
Deputies arrived quickly but not before the thief had left the scene. Neighbors say it's not the first break-in there.
"There's somebody on a trend making houses out here," Bullock said.
But they hope it's the last.
"Good luck is all I've got to say and God help them if we catch them," Bullock said.
The suspect is described as a white male who was wearing gray baggy shorts and a dark pullover shirt with a set of angel wings on the back and a baseball cap. He appears to have long, thin sideburns that extend into a thin beard.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect should call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 936-760-5876 or 281-259-6414.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment of a felony crime. Call 800-392-STOP (7867). Anonymous tips can also be made through the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Web Page at MontgomeryCountyCrimeStoppers.org.