Home invasion suspect ID'ed through DNA on soda bottle

May 11, 2012 1:44:57 PM PDT
Detectives say they are searching for a suspected robber they've identified through DNA on a soda bottle he left at the scene of a home invasion in northwest Harris County.

Victor Luevano is wanted on a charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in connection to an October 16 home invasion in the 13000 block of Ann Louise Road, according to his charging document.

Detectives say a family was sitting at the home with a visitor when four to five masked men barged in with rifles, shotguns and pistols. The men ordered everyone inside a bedroom as they robbed the house of electronics and computer equipment.

Officials say one of the suspects then ordered the family friend to fetch him a bottle of soda water from the refrigerator. The victim watched the man drink from the bottle before fleeing with the other suspects.

Investigators collected DNA found on the bottle and entered it into the Texas Department of Public Safety Combined DNA Index System Laboratory. The system matched it to Luevano, and he was charged in the crime.

Bail for Luevano has been set at $50,000.

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