LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - From Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers
Most residential burglaries occur when no one is home, so a burglar choosing an occupied home demonstrates their impatience. Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers wants to identify the impatient burglar who entered a Reen Drive residence in Lufkin late last month.
The resident said she was inside her home December 20 when someone took her purse and a camera from her kitchen. She was not aware of the burglary until the purse and camera were found in the bushes outside her front door. Missing from her wallet were checks, credit cards, and three $100 bills.
Between December 20 and 23 her credit cards were fraudulently used at least fourteen times for purchases totaling more than $1,800. Most of the transactions, including $870 spent at Kay Jewelers, occurred in Lufkin but charges were made in Wells and in Dallas.
Cameras at two Lufkin stores show a white male using the victim's credit cards. His face was partially hidden but his tattoos are visible in some images and those who know him should be able to identify him; the video is posted at www.facebook.com/DETCS. Investigators have not yet determined whether the man in the video committed the burglary but using credit cards is a crime and it connects him to the burglary.