Armed masked suspects remain on the loose after car burglary

Armed masked suspects remain on the loose after car burglary

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Two masked men are still on the loose after breaking into two cars over the weekend in Odessa.

"If they didn't care there was a security system, then what is keeping them from going ahead and coming into my home," said Sabrina Houston.

The Houston's cars were burglarized on Sunday morning on the 4200 block of Locust Avenue around 4 a.m.

Oddly enough, the couple didn't even know about it until they checked their surveillance video a day later. Sabrina Houston says her husband routinely checks the footage, looking for anything suspicious going on around their home. But this time, she was the one who stumbled upon the startling sight.

"I went to work and I was scrolling through our security system and I saw a white image on one of the clips and I scrolled back to see what it was," said Houston.

There it was in black and white, two masked men, wearing gloves and carrying guns.

"Its unknown if they are carrying a real gun or an airsoft gun," said Cpl. Steve LeSueur, Public Information Officer for the Odessa Police Department.

The two suspects can be seen rummaging inside both vehicles for valuables. At one point in the video, a car passes by and keeps driving. Unlike many other burglaries in the area, there was nothing worth taking inside.

"Two of the biggest problems we have in the city is people leave valuable items in their vehicles, along with car keys inside the vehicle and that's what leads to them getting stolen as well," said LeSueur.

"It's just an open invitation to let them take what they want, so I never keep anything worth of value, but I definitely will be locking my vehicle anyway," said Houston.

Police say they are working to determine if this is an isolated incident or if it has connections to other auto burglaries in the area.

If you have any information on the crime, call Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.

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