Patrols stepped up in Meyerland after dogs disappear in burglary

March 15, 2012 3:23:42 PM PDT
Houston police and Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constables have stepped up patrols in the Meyerland area after two small dogs disappeared after a burglary.

Officers do not know for sure if these dogs were taken during the recent burglary or whether the animals ran off. Officers are running more patrols during the day in hopes of catching the burglars.

"It's the same M.O. The suspects are entering the backyard, they're throwing a landscaping rock or a brick through the back glass of the house -- most of the time though the glass door -- and they're making entry that way," said Asst. Chief J.J. Laine with the Harris Co. Precinct 5 Constable's Office.

Investigators say they have seen almost a half-dozen similar robberies in the Meyerland and Westbury areas since mid-February.