Note: Two updates below.
A North Montrose family found itself enriched Wednesday by a treasure trove of photos showing the burglar who had been stalking their back porch — and impoverished by the iPad, camera, and jewelry the man nabbed from his home, stuffed into a pillowcase. The surveillance pics gathered from the incident near West Gray and Montrose Blvd. are now on display in this Flickr account. They show remarkably clear images of the neighborhood’s new doggie-door burglar — nicknamed “the Ghost” because no one had caught a glimpse of him during similar incident last week — pacing back and forth in the back yard, talking on a mobile phone to an accomplice who was apparently acting as a lookout. The culprit “spent 10 minutes casing the back yard and 4 minutes inside the house,” the victim tells Swamplot.
Update, 5 pm: As noted in the comments, a person who appeared to meet the description of the doggie-door burglar was arrested near Studewood and 14th St. in the Heights earlier today. As abc13 reports, no charges have yet been filed.
Update, 6 pm: The person detained earlier today in the Heights is no longer a suspect in the burglaries, abc13’s Miya Shay reports.
- Hidden camera captures burglar sneaking in through doggie door [KHOU 11 News]
- Search for Montrose area burglar who uses doggie doors [abc13]
Photos: Jim in Montrose