Suspect allegedly caught on camera staring at sleeping child during burglary appears in court

He's accused of peering into a sleeping child's crib during a break-in earlier this month
April 21, 2014 2:38:15 PM PDT
The man police say was caught on camera going through a local family's home, then peering into a sleeping child's crib, was seen on new cameras today -- cameras in the courtroom.

Christopher Gomez, who was arrested last week, went before a judge just before noon. Gomez has been called the 'creepy burglar' after allegedly being seen on video breaking into a home in the Katy area on April 5 and, at one point, standing over a child's crib, staring at the sleeping toddler.

The homeowner didn't even know he'd been burglarized until a neighbor told him his laptop computer and briefcase were found in his yard. The burglar also reportedly took $60 in cash.

A Crime Stoppers tip led to Gomez's arrest after video from a nanny-cam in the child's room was released.

In court this morning, we learned Gomez was found in possession of a weapon taken in one of the burglaries when he was arrested. The judge did lower his bond to $30,000. If he bonds out, Gomez was ordered to have a GPS device and must stay 1,000 feet from the homes he is accused of burglarizing.