Sugar Land home invasion: Suspects sought after police find 3 people, including 13-year-old girl tied up inside house

SUGAR LAND, Texas – A search is currently underway for suspects after Sugar Land police said they tied up three family members during a home invasion Friday morning.

It happened around 7:20 a.m. at a multi-family home in the Eldridge Lakes subdivision.

Harmony Science Academy in Sugar Land was under a brief lockdown. School officials lifted the lockdown at around 9:20 a.m.

According to Sugar Land Police Chief Eric Robins, the man was about to take his granddaughter to school when three armed suspects wearing gloves and masks forced the man, the teen and her uncle back into the house where they were all tied up, according the homeowner Ryan Nguyen.

“He tried to crank the car and after he crank the car the guy behind him put the gun and they take him and tie him up.” Nguyen said. “They tie my daddy first then after they come around and tie my daughter and my uncle. They take them back to the house. They took him all over to open the room for them.”

Nguyen said he was sleeping upstairs when his wife say the intruders walk by their bedroom. He said they were asking his father-in-law to take them to the cash.

“My wife said hey, we have a robber in the house and then I stand up, I open the cabinet, and got the gun,” he said.

Nguyen said that’s when he noticed his gun was no loaded.

“I load it. I go outside I shoot two times and then they run over there, they jump from the wall and run over,” the homeowner said.

Police said they do not believe any of the intruders were hit. Chief Eric Robins said officers set up a perimeter and searched for the suspects, but they have not been found. Nguyen said his father-in-law was bit on his finger by one of the suspects but no one else was injured.

Chief Robins said he believes the family may have been targeted by the suspects because they own a car wash and billiard in the Houston area and a business in another state.

“The fact that they chose this particular house and it is our understanding there is some more that this may have taken place in another state with this same family,” Chief Robins said.

Nguyen said the intruders did not get away with any money or property.

An investigation is ongoing.

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