RICHMOND, Texas – A father was injured and his son was burned during a home invasion Monday in Fort Bend County.
Investigators said three men broke into the home of a family of four on Kenton Crossing Lane near FM 1464 around 4 a.m. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said the family was terrorized for at least 30 minutes while the robbers ransacked the home.
Nehls said the robbers used the victims' children to find money in the home. Nehls said a young boy was injured with scalding hot water and his father suffered head injuries.
Mohamad Ghiri said he thought his brother was just late for work but said when he finally saw him in person, his face and voice described the hour of terror the family endured inside of their own home.
“I saw him all bloody and a gash on his head,” Ghriri said. “ He was shaken up, I tried to calm him down but he was just worried about his son."
Ghiri said that his nephew was treated for water in his lungs but has been released from the hospital.
“Trying to use children to try to get information from father as to where is the money is very disturbing," Nehls said.
The masked gunmen got away with jewelry and also took the family's phones, investigators said.
The break-in remains under investigation.