Mansfield PD: Car burglary suspect fires weapon at resident

Car burglar fires shots at homeowner in Mansfield

MANSFIELD, Texas -- Police in Mansfield are looking into whether a Mansfield car burglary suspect who fired shots at a resident Tuesday morning is the same suspect Grand Prairie police have been looking for.

Mansfield officers were called just after 5 a.m. to a home at 1600 Valleywood. Police say a resident in the home heard his car alarm going off and went outside to find an armed burglar. The suspect fired several shots at the resident, but didn't hit him. 

Mansfield PD set up a large perimeter and used drones and a helicopter to search for the suspect, but he still hasn't been located. The perimeter was cleared at about 9 a.m.

Police say they are looking at surveillance video and believe the suspect may be the same one responsible for a car burglary in Grand Prairie on Nov. 5.

In that case, the suspect was caught on camera entering an unlocked vehicle in the 6000 block of Seascape Drive. He was wearing dark shoes with Nike ankle socks and had a distinct black backpack with a brown bottom, white reflective stripe, and a square tag. Police believe a similar backpack was seen in footage from the Mansfield crime.

Grand Prairie PD says the suspect has been seen riding a white bike with black wheels.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (972) 988-TIPS. A cash reward is offered for information leading to an arrest.

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