By LeaAnne Klentzman
Two swank west Fort Bend neighborhoods become targets for residential burglars.
The Grand River and River Forest neighborhoods offer their residents what is purported to be the best of both worlds; community with room for horses yet still enough development that the roads are paved and utilities readily available.
That rural calm was breeched Thursday, April 18, 2013, when two residences were burglarized and another burglary was attempted in the Grand River and River Forest subdivisions. Both posh neighborhoods are just off the FM 359 corridor just north of Richmond.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “In the Grand River case, a homeowner foiled the efforts of the burglars and they left the scene after attempting to pry open a back door.” He followed that up by explaining that in one of the River Forest cases, the burglars kicked in a door, but according to the homeowner, nothing was taken. In the other River Forest case, the suspects pried open a backdoor and stole four rifles, said Haenel.
Haenel said based on surveillance cameras and eyewitnesses sketches were developed of the two male suspects.
The third suspect was only described as a white female with a medium build and dark hair. One suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6′, weighing 160 pounds and estimated to be in his mid-20s. He had light-colored eyes (possibly green), with multiple tattoos on his arm and neck. He had his lip pierced and multiple piercings in his ears. During the attempted burglary, he was wearing a long-sleeve flannel type shirt with a striped “doo rag” on his head.
The second male suspect was described as a white male, about 5’7″ with a stocky or muscular build. He is believed to be in his late 20s with multiple tattoos on his arm. During the attempted burglary, he was wearing a gray long-sleeve shirt. He too was wearing a “doo-rag.”
Haenel said the trio was believed to be traveling in a black Hyundai Tiburon or Nissan Altima.
Information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of these suspects could earn a reward of up to $5,000.
Call the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665, Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).
Tips also can be submitted online at www.fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.