HOUSTON Police were searching Friday for three suspects who got away with more than $100,000 in valuables in a Memorial-area home invasion, HPD investigators said.
It happened around 10 p.m. Thursday, when a teenager arrived at his home a sprawling mansion on Glenwood at Memorial Drive.
Police said when the teen pulled up, he was surprised by three masked suspects, who forced him into the home at gunpoint.
Two of the suspects were wearing paintball masks, while the other wore a ski mask. All were armed with semi-automatic pistols, investigators said.
Police said the suspects ransacked the home for valuables and tried to force the teen to open a safe, but the boy did not know the combination.
Then, police said the suspects tied the teen up and surprisingly decided to wait for more than an hour for the father to arrive home.
When the father arrived, they tied him up, too, and forced him to give them access to the safe, police said.
The suspects fled the scene in the teen s 2007 Ford Mustang. Police said the Mustang is white and has a racing stripe on the side.
The teen and his father managed to untie themselves and call police.
Police said the entire incident was captured on surveillance video. The home was equipped with cameras, but the cameras were not linked to a security company to alert them of the crime.
Anyone with information on the suspects or their whereabouts is asked to call HPD.