We got this note from Annemarie who wanted to warn Magnolia residents about a burglary in her neighborhood and a possible connection to a woman she saw in the area:
Last night my neighbor’s house was broken into (Tuesday evening) between 5:00-7:30. Pretty much the stereotypical kick a door in, ransack the place, take what you can fit (jewelry) into a pillow case (homeowner’s pillow case!) and run. They even took a car detail kit. We live close to the Village.
I was walking home from the Village at 5:35pm and passed a young woman, maybe early thirties, late twenties, sandy blonde/light brown hair, wearing a parka/vest (green) and carrying a clipboard, looking at homes and check-marking, or pretending to check-mark notes on her clipboard.
I know there have been other incidents where people are pretending to sell magazines, but they are really just checking to see who is home so they can burglarize their homes. I do not know if she was part of the burglary, but now that my neighbor was robbed around the time I saw her, I am suspicious of her and wish I had questioned her.
If anyone in Magnolia sees a woman walking around matching this description, could you please call the police or at least question her, take her photo, check to make sure all your neighbors are home and not being robbed?
We are told that the woman in the green vest said she was checking on cable reception. The burglary occurred at a home where she had earlier knocked on the door and found no one home. If you see anything suspicious, police encourage you to call 911.