By LeaAnne Klentzman
Sugar Land police are investigating a home invasion robbery in the Eldridge Lake subdivision that occurred Wednesday morning February 8.
Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph said, “Police are looking for several men who forced their way into a house at gunpoint in the Eldridge Lake subdivision.” According to authorities a woman who lived in a home in the 13000 block of Brookside Drive in Eldridge Lake told police that a Hispanic man in his 20s wearing a dark red hoodie, blue jeans, and a white shirt knocked on her door at about 9:45 a.m. claiming to be part of a yard crew.
When she opened the door, he threatened her with a pistol and pushed his way into her home along with two other Hispanic males. “The woman was forced to the floor, tied up and struck in the head with the gun,” said Adolph.
While in the home, the suspects demanded cash and valuables also asking when her husband would be home. The men demanded to know where cash was kept after they searched and ransacked the residence. According to police, the residents of the home owned a vending machine company. After their intensive search and ransacking of the home, the three suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and property before the victim’s husband arrived.
Adolph described the second suspect as a very pale Hispanic male in his mid 20s; about 5 feet 10 inches tall; and wearing a black beanie hat, white t-shirt, blue jeans and a diamond earring in his right ear. The third suspect was wearing blue jeans and white tennis shoes.
The three men fled the scene in a dark colored sedan. Police were notified by the victim‘s husband as she called him to call the police. Adolph said the victim’s injuries were minor, and she refused medical treatment.
Images of the sedan were later located during a review of a surveillance camera located at an entrance to the subdivision.
Surveillance Video can be viewed at www.sugarlandtx.gov/_blind/robbery-2-13-12/
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).