Burglar Targeting 8th Street Homes, Says Big Spring Couple

Burglar Targeting 8th Street Homes, Says Big Spring Couple

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - A string of burglaries near 8th Street and Anna Street have residents on high alert.

The same suspect is behind all the neighborhood break-ins, according to a couple whose home was targeted Sunday morning.

Michael and Deborah Robinson told NewsWest 9 the burglar knocked on their door around 7 a.m. and assumed nobody was home when they failed to answer.

Video footage shot by surveillance cameras across the street show the unidentified man stacking their lawn chairs under a window, removing both window screens and forcing his way into their living room, the couple said.

"He was just so brazen about it," said Michael. "I completely flipped out. I was shaking all over. I couldn't believe somebody was inside my house."

His wife, Deborah, said the intruder fled with her wallet and left her "terrified" for their safety.

"It's not about the money he took," Michael explained. "It's the idea of somebody coming into your house. You feel violated. You don't feel comfortable. You don't feel safe anymore."

He said the same suspect had burglarized at least three other homes in the neighborhood within several weeks.

One victim was out nearly $400 in cash, according to the Robinsons, while another went home to find his PlayStation and DVD player stolen.

The couple described the suspect as a slender man who appeared to be about 5' 8" and in his early 20's. He was last seen wearing "long shorts" and a black baseball cap, Michael said.

Big Spring Police did not respond to calls and emails from NewsWest 9 seeking comment.