Fort Bend deputies investigating home invasion robbery, assault

September 19, 2011 11:56:00 AM PDT
Deputies in Fort Bend County are trying to identify and track down a trio of teens who robbed and assaulted a couple at gunpoint in their home.

The home invasion robbery happened around 9:30pm Friday in the 8200 block of Wind Grove Ct. in the Mission Glen subdivision.

The husband and wife who live in the home told deputies they answered a knock on the door and "three black teenagers" wearing black ski masks rushed into the house with handguns, demanding money.

Officials said the husband was struck on the head by one of the suspects, and the wife said she was strangled by another. The husband was later transported to West Houston Hospital by Community Fire/EMS. The wife was evaluated by the EMS, but authorities said she refused to be transported.

The trio forced the couple upstairs and forced the husband to the floor. They struck him on the head and also shot him with a TASER several times, the wife said.

One of them also fired a round from his handgun into the floor, officials said. What appeared to be a .45-caliber shell was later retrieved by detectives.

The wife said the culprits took $800 in cash and a bag loaded with Nigerian wraps valued at about $1,000. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the wraps are expensive pieces of clothing, often used in formal ceremonies. He emphasized that the dollar amount was set by the victims, who appear to be Nigerian.

According to investigators, one of the robbers was a female. The wife said she could tell by the sound of the suspect's voice. The other two are believed to be male.

Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest and filing of charges on the suspects responsible for this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office at 281-341-4665 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

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