I wanted to get the story out regarding a burglary that took place at my home on Berkshire Rd in Stonebridge on the evening of Wednesday, December 21 at approximately 11:30 pm. I had just returned from bowling with my family. It was late and we were all tired. In our rush to get out of the van and into the house we forgot to close the garage. A short while later I went out to pull my car into the garage. Upon exciting the house and entering the garage I discovered someone in my garage. It was dark and they were dressed in black. I chased the robber who entered a waiting get away car.
Unfortunately for me they had their lights off so I was unable to get a license plate. I do know it was a light colored (cream/white/tan), most likely American made, late model, 4 door with tinted windows. Unfortunately they got my Nikon D5000 camera with Nikkor 18-55 VR Lens, which I left in the van. I wanted to put this story out there in hopes that maybe someone saw something or had a similar experience (crime occurred that involved a vehicle that matches this description).
Also I wanted this to serve as a reminder of the importance of keeping your homes and cars locked - and valuables secured. Theft is on the rise in our area - and they are becoming more brazen in carrying out these crimes. Fortunately for me and my family - he did not pull a gun on me or enter our home.
We can not prevent crime but we can definitely make it more difficult to accomplish their goal. If you see something suspicious, report it. You never know when that information may help solve a crime or stop one from being committed. I have reported this crime to the McKinney Police and submitted all serial numbers.