Sen. Borris Miles' grandfather held at gunpoint during burglary

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
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ABC13 live updates outside of Sen. Borris Miles south side home.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Police are still searching for the thieves who stole guns and jewelry from State Senator Borris Miles' home last night.

At this point, there's no description of the suspects or their vehicle, a fact that is upsetting to those who live near the community.

"If they are out there that means they will probably do it again. If you look at his house and you look at my house it's ripe for it, for that kind of thing," Eric Freibott said.

Police say Miles' grandfather returned home to find suspects inside the home around 5:30 p.m.

The suspects fired a shot, but did not hit his grandfather.

Then they held a gun to his head for 20 minutes until another car came to pick them up.

Senator Borris Miles says two armed suspects stormed into his home today on Houston's south side.

A spokesperson for the senator said they're just grateful he wasn't hurt.

"I am incredibly thankful that my family is safe tonight," Miles said, in a statement. "I want to thank HPD and Precinct 7 Constables for responding quickly to ensure my family and home were safe."

Police do not have a good description of the suspects or the vehicle that picked them up.

They're hoping that surveillance video in the area will help.

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