Man's home burglarized day after attack

Published On: Sep 28 2012 05:22:02 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 28 2012 05:43:28 PM CDT
Freddie Willis
HOUSTON -

A man was attacked and robbed in a parking lot in southwest Houston and then had his apartment burglarized.

Freddie Wills' jaw was wired shut after he was beaten up in the parking lot of his apartment complex in the 6300 block of Peacock Hills near Lemon Ridge on Sept. 20. He was confronting a group of men who were breaking into his vehicle.

"One guy came out of the blue and started to strike me," Willis said. "One guy punched me from the other side. There were four guys in all."

Willis lost consciousness when he hit his head during the attack. He woke up surrounded by police and paramedics after a neighbor called 911.

"It probably saved my life because one of the people had a firearm," Willis said. "He didn't use it, thankfully."

The next day, while Willis was in the hospital, someone broke into his apartment. His sister went there to pick up a few things and found the door wide open. Electronics, art and other items were taken.

Houston police said there have been several break-ins at the apartment complex, as well as another assault, within the past week.

Police said they don't have detailed descriptions of the men who attacked Willis. They have not said if the attack in the parking lot and the burglary at Willis' home are connected.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.