Officials: Family terrorized in home invasion, attempted kidnapping

Authorities say one suspect caught, several others not yet found

By Ryan Korsgard - Reporter

HOUSTON - Harris County Deputy Constables searched for up to six thieves involved in a home invasion and attempted kidnapping Saturday morning.

About 4 a.m Saturday, a woman and her husband had just come home from work. They were in front of their family's home on Foxbrook Lane in north Harris County.

"I just thought it was going to be the end for all of us," said the wife.

The woman asked that Local 2 not reveal her identity.

"A truck pulls up behind us. While I'm opening the door, six men jump out saying they are police. They are dressed all in black and had bullet proof vests that said police. They had big guns and had us get on the floor," the woman said.

She said they were all wearing masks, asked for money and threatened to kill if no one came up with it.

"They were saying they were going to throw gas on us and set us on fire. They threw water on us, I guess trying to make us think it was gasoline."

Her brother and sister-in-law were inside the house.

"They hit me in the head with the gun. My sister-in-law was kicked and she's pregnant. My husband was also hit in the face. My brother was the one that got it the worst."

She said they were all forced to lay on the floor. Her brother said he was taken hostage and driven away in his own truck.

"I was just trying to stay calm. You know, getting beat. Hard to concentrate on one thing when your face is getting swollen up," he said.

The man said his captors released him about 15 minutes later and told him not to call the police. He said they got into another car and took off. Deputies said they chased one car and arrested two people believed to have participated in the invasion.

Lt. Wayne Schultz of the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office spoke to Local 2 about the one of the suspects.

"He had a large sum of cash on him, which was taken from the original location. We don't know for sure if this is the individual responsible for the home invasion, but it's looking real good that this is possibly him," said Lt. Schultz.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said its High Risk Operations Unit provided cover for the police dogs and deputies working in the area. The home invaders had handguns and long rifles.

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