Burglar uses doggy door to steal bike he can’t ride

Houston police are looking for a doggy door burglar caught on camera failing at an attempt to steal a bike. (CNN/KHOU)
Houston police are looking for a doggy door burglar caught on camera failing at an attempt to steal a bike. (CNN/KHOU)

HOUSTON (CNN/KHOU) — Houston police are looking for a doggy door burglar caught on camera failing at an attempt to steal a bike.

The doggy doors are meant to be big enough for Buddy and Pancho, but it was also big enough for this guy.

Surveillance video shows a burglary suspect making his way into a home on Bron Holly Drive near The Heights.

“At 2:30 this morning, we got a call from our alarm company stating that our home had been broken into,” said Tony Ragsdale.

Ragsdale and Doug Eldrige were away in Galveston for the night when they got the phone call.

In the video, the man — who didn’t even bother to disguise himself — crawls right in through the doggy door.

“Crawling through a doggy door,” said Ragsdale. “They’ll go to the extreme just to crawl through anything just to get into someone’s home. They don’t care.”

“This is the bike he took, and he rummaged through the garage sale stuff that’s over here,” said Eldrige.

The suspect tried to steal a bike, but as you can see: He had some trouble riding it.

“He tried to flip his foot over and caught it on the bottom tire and flipped over the bike,” said Eldrige.

The entire time, Pancho and Buddy were home and didn’t hear a peep.

“I wish my dog would’ve been on the other side, you know. “It would’ve been nice for him to get bit or something, but unfortunately, he didn’t.”

Ragsdale and Eldrige are glad the burglar didn’t get away with anything, but they want him caught.

“I feel violated, you know,” said Ragsdale. “Your home’s been ransacked; you don’t know what to expect.”

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