Only on 13: DoorDash imposters damage home in Spring during attempted burglary, deputies say

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Fake DoorDashers try to break in while aunt, nephew slept, woman says
Burglars were caught on camera posing as DoorDash delivery while a group of men snuck into a backyard in Spring, Montgomery County deputies say.

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities are warning people to be cautious when someone arrives at their front door without notice after burglary suspects impersonated DoorDash delivery workers at a home in Spring.

The attempted burglary was caught on surveillance cameras on March 5, all while the homeowner's sister-in-law slept inside with her nephew.

She said she knew something was wrong when she saw the broken window the next day, so she checked the cameras.

Video shows a woman knocking on the front door of a home on Emerald Vista Drive in the Harmony Subdivision. Deputies say she announced herself as DoorDash and lingered outside from 1:20 a.m. until 2 a.m. while four men got into the backyard and tried to gain entry into the home.

WATCH: Surveillance footage of burglary suspects pretending to be DoorDash

The DoorDash imposters were caught on camera while one woman rang the doorbell, carrying a "to-go bag," and four men snuck their way into the backyard in Spring.

Investigators said the suspects caused damage to the outside of the house but weren't able to enter the residence successfully.

"I heard a sound that almost sounded like metal clinking," the homeowner's sister-in-law, who doesn't want to be identified for safety reasons, told ABC13.

The female suspect has a large flower tattoo on her right thigh and another floral tattoo on her wrist. All five suspects were seen leaving in a dark-colored sedan.

"To see that it was four men, and it was just my nephew and me in that home. They didn't steal anything, but they have taken so much from us. Whoever those people are, they have taken our peace and our sense of security," she said.

She said it helps to get to know your neighbors and not to open doors at any hour of the day or night for strangers.

"People really do get comfortable and feel safe in certain areas, and I would say don't do that. Always. Just because you don't think that way, and maybe your neighbors don't think that way, doesn't mean other people won't come into your neighborhood and try to wreak havoc on your life," she said.

"Do not open the door to anyone claiming to be from a delivery service unless you are expecting such a delivery, and even then, we recommend having them leave the items outside. Legitimate DoorDash drivers are happy to leave the food outside with no need to open the door," the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

If anyone has any information on this attempted burglary, contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 936-760-5800 option three or call Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and reference case # 23A065670.

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