Violent, armed home invasions increase

Burglars pretend to be delivery men, narcotics officers

HOUSTON - A woman in La Marque was the latest victim in a string of armed home invasions that has residents on edge.

La Marque police said three men entered the home in the 2400 block of Perthuis Drive through an unlocked rear door at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Police said all three men had their faces covered with white T-shirts to conceal their identity. The men rummaged through the home and stole a number of items, including firearms.

The homeowner said she was not hurt, but several neighbors said they are upset and taking precautions.

The same can be said for residents in Sugar Land after a separate home invasion happened Monday night.

Police said in that case, a woman and her parents were victimized by four men who pretended to be pizza delivery guys, three of whom were wearing masks.

Once inside, police said they pistol whipped the mother after she tried to fight back.

Investigators said the crooks got away with thousands of dollars in cash, two TVs, jewelry, laptops, and the family's car.

This was not the only home invasion in Fort Bend County. Last week, four men barged into a home pretending to be narcotics officers.

They came in wielding guns, beat the husband, tied everyone up and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said all of the crooks involved in each home invasion are still on the loose.

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