FRIENDSWOOD, TX (KTRK) --Police say they need help finding the suspects who used distraction to burglarize a Friendswood homeowner before they victimize more people.
The burglary happened around 5:30pm Tuesday in the 500 block of West Spreading Oaks but the homeowner didn't notice until the next day.
Authorities say a woman knocked on the homeowner's door and claimed to be installing fiber optic lines for security lighting on another property. The woman asked to homeowner to take her into the backyard so she could show him where she'd be working. While they were in the backyard, the woman was giving codes to a person on the other end of a two-way radio.
The homeowner says he became suspicious after the woman abruptly left. He reported the incident to police immediately but didn't realize he'd already been victimized. The next day, he noticed jewelry was missing from the home and a burglar had left several things open or ajar.
Two other homeowners also reported similar schemes. A homeowner in the 100 block of Dorado Drive told police a woman claimed to be installing lights on the golf course. That homeowner became suspicious when the woman began asking a lot of questions about the house.
A second homeowner in the 100 block of Briar Creek Drive told police a woman went to the back door, claimed to be with a survey crew and insisted the homeowner accompany her to the back of the property. When the homeowner adamantly refused, the woman eventually left.
The woman in all three incidents is described as an 'attractive' Hispanic woman in her mid-to-late 20s. She's about 5'5" tall, slight build and was well dressed. At one of the homes she identified herself as "Tammy." She was confident and authoritative in her speech and seemed very friendly in conversation.
She was driving a newer model, white four-door mid-sized sedan. When she left the home on Spreading Oaks, the trunk was left open making the license plate unable to be read.
Currently, there is no description available on her accomplice(s).