4 thieves steal safe, jewelry after pistol-whipping man during home invasion

HOUSTON – A man was pistol-whipped early Friday morning and his family was held at gunpoint during a home invasion in southeast Houston.

The incident was reported about 3:30 a.m. at a home on Pecan Villas Drive near Telephone Road.

According to Houston police, the family, which consisted of a father, mother and their young daughter, had just arrived at the home and were getting out of their vehicle when four armed men in ski masks and gloves ran up to them and forced them into their home.

The family was later forced into a bathroom and locked inside, police said.

Police said the attackers got away with a safe, jewelry and cash.

The father, who was pistol-whipped, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. No other injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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