HOUSTON (April 18, 2014) Christopher Gomez, 18, was jailed Friday charged with burglary after security video from inside a Houston-area house showed a burglar with a flashlight peering at a sleeping toddler in a crib as he went room-to-room in a family’s home.
Nobody was hurt in the April 5 burglary, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
The teenager faces an initial court appearance Monday.
Gomez was charged with three counts of burglary of a habitation.
Earlier this week authorities publicized the home invasion video in an effort that generated tips and led to the arrest Thursday night.
Gomez was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bond.
The video shows a man wearing a cap as he used a flashlight to check out various rooms as the family slept.
Computer equipment and cash were stolen in the break-in.
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