Sketches released of home invasion suspects
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houston police have released composite drawings of three suspects and are asking for the public's assistance in identifying them for their roles in a home invasion robbery at 1700 Sandy Hook Trail about 1am on February 26.
Police say four men approached the owner of a limo at his front door as he returned home from a day's work. They ambushed him and forced him inside the home where his family slept. They assaulted the man with a gun and bound his wife and two grandchildren, ages 12 and 14.
The victim said the suspects remained inside the home for about two hours, demanding money from a safe. The victim advised he did not have a safe nor money they were demanding.
The suspects ransacked the residence and stole numerous items, including an iPad, iPhone and a gun before fleeing the scene. Investigators believe the Kingwood man was targeted for owning a small business.
The victim observed the suspects leaving in two vehicles, a black BMW and possible black Chevrolet Equinox. He saw a female suspect driving the BMW.
The three suspects are described only as Hispanic males in their late 20s to early 30s, who spoke Spanish with a possible Colombian accent. One suspect was about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thick build, the second was about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a skinny build and the third suspect was about 5 feet 3 inches tall with a medium build.
A fourth male suspect suspect was involved, but there is no description of him available.
A fifth suspect, a female, Siniad Vanessa Gonzalez, 21, was taken into custody a short time later driving in a black BMW. The BMW, along with a black Chevrolet Equinox, was seen leaving the scene of the home invasion.
The description of the vehicles was broadcasted via radio to officers, who spotted the BMW traveling southbound on the North Freeway. The vehicle was stopped in the 8200 block of the North Freeway about 5:40am and Gonzalez was detained. Police say the items stolen from the house were located inside the BMW and its trunk.
Gonzalez has been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. She is being held on a retainer in the Harris County Jail, since her legal status is in question.
Jeff Breden with HPD said, "I have reason to believe that she was following them and she was letting them know where he was at prior to the incident happening."
Anyone with information on the identities of the suspects is urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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