Thieves target high end luxury apartments

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- In the heart of Houston's most elite neighborhoods, burglars targeted a high-end luxury apartment complex on Monday. Houston police told ABC13 the break-ins happened around noon in the 2300 block of Mid Lane.

Two men remain on the run after evading police officers.

Security footage from inside one of the units show two men using a crowbar to break-into the apartment. The camera captured them sneaking inside a couple's home before trying to disable the surveillance system. The man who lives there talked to Eyewitness News, hoping someone can recognize the criminals.

He asked we call him Chad and not show his face out of safety concerns. Chad said he is asking for help because the crooks stole precious family heirlooms including a ring belonging to his wife's late grandfather.

"Whenever she got here and realized that it was gone, she just kind of broke down in my arms," said Chad. "I was speechless. I wanted to tell her everything was going to be all right. I wasn't sure."

Chad told ABC13's Steve Campion his Nest app first alerted him to intruders. Chad was at lunch with co-workers when he received a notification. He opened the live stream to his apartment camera and realized something was wrong. He immediately called 911. When police arrived, they said they found 2 black men running in the hallway. The men raced to the parking garage and fled in a silver Chevrolet Cruze.

"My heart just dropped. I feared the worst. I wasn't sure if my wife was working from home that day. Thankfully, she wasn't." said Chad. "If you see the ring. If you know these guys just let us know. My wife is heartbroken. I just want to do what I can to make her smile again."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-8477 or HPD's Burglary and Theft Division at 713-308-0900. null
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