Caught on camera: Plant thief targets Shady Acres

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Monday, April 19, 2021
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Press play to watch video of the thief taking his time pulling into the driveway of a home and taking the plants.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Several neighbors in The Heights area have filed reports of a brazen plant thief who has been caught on camera pulling into people's driveways and stealing their pots and plants.

Alex Ford, who lives in Shady Acres, had just bought three big pots and plants last week to replace several plants that froze during February's winter storm. She said she spent $500.

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The video above shows the moment the suspect pulled into Ford's home Thursday at 9:55 a.m. and packed up her plants in his minivan.

Ford said she isn't the only one this has happened to either.

Two other women, who live on West 26th Street, reported on Nextdoor that they also caught the same man stealing their plants.

According to Ford, if neighbors compile a long enough list of victims, the constable said this would be considered a felony.

If you're a victim, or if you have surveillance video of the suspects, email Detective Joe Bowden.

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