HOUSTON – Hedwig Village police are looking for two suspects in a violent home invasion who got away with $400,000 in cash and a jade bracelet that the owner says is worth $6 million.
At about 6:30 a.m. Aug. 6, two men wearing dark clothing and masks broke into a home on Frandora Lane, police say.
"After entry, Suspect No. 1 and Suspect No. 2 immediately ambushed the victim, tackling her to the ground," according to a news release from Crime Stoppers. One suspect then pointed a pistol at the woman while the other suspect tied her hands and feet, officials say.
The woman told investigators the ordeal lasted between 30 minutes and an hour, with the suspects making multiple trips to load up on valuables.
They got away with "40 very rare and expensive Hermes purses, men's and women's Hermes shoes, approximately $400,000 in cash, mostly U.S. currency, jewelry and watches," said Hedwig Village police Detective Terry Wu.
But the most expensive item, according to the homeowner, was a jade bracelet, so rare and unique it's valued at $6 million.
According to Wu, the homeowner said she had certification proving its value but had not yet shared the paperwork with police.
Before they fled, the suspects allegedly cut the woman's feet loose with a small knife.
Both suspects wore dark clothing and masks. One suspect was of a heavier build while the other was of a slim build.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information that will help police make an arrest or charge a suspect in this case. Anyone with information can provide an anonymous tip at 713-222-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers website.