4 arrested, 1 wanted in home invasion

Family: Home invaders claimed to be police officers

HOUSTON - A family said they were terrified when a group of four stormed into their west Harris County home and robbed them.

"They just came through the door with guns, silver guns, and said, 'Everybody get down,'" said the homeowner, who requested not to be identified.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said the home invasion happened in the 19300 block of Lazy Valley in the Silvermill subdivision about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The homeowner said the thieves pretended to be police.

"They started yelling, 'HPD, HPD,'" the homeowner said.

It did not take long for the homeowner to realize the group was really robbers.

"They stuck a gun to my son's head and said, 'Where's your money? Where's your money?'" the homeowner said.

The homeowner said she was able to run out a back door and call for help from a neighbor's home.

Investigators said the robbers stole a jewelry box and jumped into a waiting truck. Deputies said they caught up with the pickup truck and the driver led them on a short chase that ended in a crash on Saums Road near Westlake Way.

Four of the suspects, including a 14-year-old boy, were taken into custody, investigators said.

The fifth person got away, officials said. A description of that person has not been released.

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

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