KATY -- Two armed men busted into a home in the Katy area and threatened three generations of a family at gunpoint Monday morning.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office believes the family that lives in the home in the 2200 block of Shelby Park may have been targeted because they are small business owners.
The house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac just off Fry road in Katy. Neighbors say their subdivision has been mostly crime free.
Six people were home at the time when the robbers entered the house. They demanded money and valuables.
Officials say the men first took the grandparents into a closet where they threw blankets and pillows on top of them so they couldn't be heard.
The parents were held at gunpoint while their two children were told to show them were all the valuables were located.
The suspects left with money, a purse and a black, four-door BMW.
The vehicle was later recovered just a few miles away at one of the entrances for George Bush Park. The car had been damaged and the front door would no longer close.
One of the children, a 10-year-old boy, called 911 from a neighbor s house to report the robbery.
Police say the suspects are both in the late 20's to early 30's and wore masks, hoodies and gloves.
The family, who didn't want to speak on camera, told KHOU 11 News they own two auto businesses.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS.