LUFKIN - Lufkin police are looking for a suspect they say burglarized a residence by entering through a doggy door.
According to a Crime Stoppers Facebook post, the incident happened at a residence on Sherwood Drive in Lufkin, however it doesn't state what day or time the burglary happened.
The suspect's photo was taken by a camera at the residence shortly before the doggy door was opened. Jewelry, a TV and five guns were stolen. The five guns were:
- A Winchester Model 12 pump shotgun
- A Beretta A400 12-gauge shotgun
- A Yeldez over/under 20-gauge shotgun
- A Remington 300-Win Mag,
- An unnamed pistol
Local security experts warn homeowners to not have dog doors.
"Get rid of the dog door unless it is in a secure area of the house." First Security and Electronics owner Bill Bourn said. "Criminals breaking in through dog doors is more common than you think."
There are inexpensive ways to protect your homes with cameras. Bourn mentions cameras costing anywhere from 35 dollars and up.
He says many can be connected through wifi and you can watch your house through an app on your phone.
Anyone with information on the suspect's identity or the whereabouts of the stolen property is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS, visit www.639tips.com, or use Crime Stopper's app. Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward.
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