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Crime Blog: Police say home invasion suspects posed as cable company workers

by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 4:51 PM

DEER PARK, Texas—Crime Stoppers and Deer Park police are seeking the public’s help identifying three suspects in a brazen home invasion.

According to investigators, the suspects – dressed in reflective work vests and hard hats, knocked on the victim’s door in the 1400 block of North Park Ridge around 9 p.m. on February 5.

They told the victim they had information that he’d been stealing cable service and asked him to meet them in the backyard of the home so they could inspect his cable box.

When the victim met the men in the yard, police said he was attacked.

The suspects bound the victim’s hands and feet and took him back into the house.

Police said the suspects ransacked the home, but they only stole a gun.

After they left, the victim was able to free his legs and contact a neighbor, who called 911.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging or arrest of any suspects in this case. Tips can be made by phone at 713-222-8477 or online at crime-stoppers.org.

Tips can also be sent via text message – just type TIP610 plus your information and send to 274637.

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