Residents at that mobile home park say they are at the point where they are begging police to beef up patrols. They say burglars are becoming more aggressive and terrorizing innocent families.
"It's just scary to know that you're laying in bed and somebody kicks your door in," burglary victim Celisha Fisher said.
There's a huge reason neighbors in the Allison Acres Mobile Home Park in southeast Houston are on high alert right now. The families there say a group of burglars have been busy breaking into different homes here.
"I was laying in bed and heard a bunch of commotion," Fisher said.
Fisher was home alone Wednesday morning when two strange men barged into her house, taking a flat-screen TV. It's the sixth place burglars have targeted in this small mobile home park in less than one month. And neighbors are scared.
"People driving up in cars, jumping out their cars, pulling guns on the residents," concerned neighbor Marita Hanson said.
Houston police say most of the violent crimes are happening in the early morning hours. And neighbors say a group of charity workers were recently robbed at gunpoint while building a ramp for a little disabled girl who'd just lost her mom. Eyewitnesses say those victims were thrown to the ground and robbed of their wallets.
The cases have been assigned to HPD's Burglary and Theft Division, but residents say they want more action.
"Just put extra patrol out," Fisher said.
For now neighbors at Allison Acres say they're organizing their own watch group and sending a strong warning to intruders.
"Listen, I'm warning you guys, y'all need to stop. Y'all need to stop doing what y'all are doing," Hanson said.
Police say the burglars today were seen leaving the mobile home park in a late-model silver colored Lexus SUV.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.
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