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HPD: Family held at gunpoint by possible police impersonators

Houston home ransacked

HOUSTON – Houston police officers arrested three men and are searching for a fourth in connection with a Saturday morning home invasion, officials said.

Police said that around 1 a.m., four men went to a home in the 6000 block of Werner Street and claimed to be police officers.

The men held the family at gunpoint and forced their way into the home, according to police.

They ransacked the home and pistol-whipped one of the family members, police said. 

Police responded as the suspects were fleeing the scene. Officers pursued the men and were able to take three into custody. The fourth got away, police said.

Police said it is unclear what the men were looking for or what they took from the home.

The three men arrested are facing charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and evading, police said.