HOUSTON (KTRK) --Detectives are searching for two suspects who barged into a northeast Houston house and pretended to be law enforcement officers before robbing the homeowner.
Investigators said on Febraury 8, the men banged on the homeowner's door on Baer Street near the Eastex Freeway and the East Freeway. The residents were scared and didn't open the door, so the suspects forced their way in.
Houston police said the suspects told the residents they were officers and said they had a warrant, but HPD said those were not real officers.
Police said once the suspects were inside, there was a scuffle between one of the suspects and one of the residents.
The homeowners had cameras outside of their house and the photos show a man with a badge around his neck.
Eyewitness News obtained copies of those photos. We blurred the men's faces to protect the investigation.
After the scuffle, the two men took off, leaving in a white truck.
It was followed by another vehicle, a dark Chevy Silverado. However, those men did not go inside of the victim's home.
While the victim's neighborhood is still up and coming, neighbors said they've had issues in the past.
It's one reason neighbor Cynthia Corder put up after home was burglarized last year.
"Somebody broke into this unit and then went to all of the units and broke the back doors," said neighbor Cynthia Corder.
Police said if someone claiming to be an officer knocks on your door and you don't feel comfortable, don't open the door. Ask the officer to show identification. Also, call the non-emergency number and ask dispatchers if officers have been dispatched to your home.