Mother terrorized, pistol whipped during home invasion by FBI impostor

Police asking for help identifying man in video

By Cathy Hernandez - Reporter

HOUSTON - Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department are searching for three men who they say impersonated FBI agents to break into a single mother’s home in southwest Houston.

The woman was with her 13-year-old son at their townhome on Main Street and Willowbend Boulevard at 1 a.m. May 2 when the home invasion happened.

According to police, the woman told them she heard a loud banging outside her door and thought it was thunder, but when she looked out the window, she saw three masked men outside her house near a parked maroon GMC Yukon.

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The masked men then ran up her stairs while yelling "FBI," and kicked in her front door, authorities said.

Officers said the woman ran into her 13-year-old’s bedroom, but the men followed her, demanding money and drugs and asking about a man who lives at the home.

When the woman told the men she and her son lived alone, one of them hit her in the head with the butt of a gun.

Police said the woman told them one of the men yelled that they were in the wrong home and the three ran out empty-handed.

One of the men was captured on surveillance camera at a business across the street from the townhouses leaving in the maroon GMC Yukon.

Police believe the other two possibly took off in a silver truck, that was also seen in the surveillance video.

The woman declined an interview but said she and her son moved to Houston from Indiana a year ago and have been traumatized by the home invasion. They plan on moving out of the townhome.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).  

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