Home burglarized and ransacked in NW Houston

January 21, 2013 3:55:29 PM PST
Two suspected burglars are in custody after two homes were broken into Monday morning. The homes were ransacked and in one case even spray-painted with graffiti.

The burglaries happened just a few blocks away from each other on the northwest side. The two suspects are in custody, but not before they did a lot of damage.

Spray paint on the walls, furniture, windows, even a television -- two teenagers allegedly did to the inside of a 93-year-old World War II veteran's home.

"For them to take stuff out and spray paint, it's so disrespectful, "said Diane Wood, the victim's daughter-in-law.

Wwood said her father-in-law came home from a doctor's appointment to find his home ransacked and jewelry stolen. Police quickly caught the suspects, who are 13 and 16 years old, and Wood confronted the teens.

"I just said, you know, your mom didn't raise you this way, to take advantage of anybody, much less an old man," she explained.

But Houston police say this isn't the first house the teens hit. Just a few blocks away, the same teens allegedly ransacked Wilton William's home. He walked in on the teens in the middle of their burglary, and the teens pointed Williams' own shotgun at the homeowner.

"It was my shotgun and he pointed at it me," Wilton said. "I don't know if he tried to shoot it, but it jammed."

The teens quickly ran off, and didn't tag the inside of Williams' home. But among the items now missing is Mary Williams' wedding ring.

"They took the whole jewelry box and dumped it in something," she said.

Police were able to recover some stolen items but Mary Williams is still looking for her wedding ring. She hopes police be able to help find it.
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