Home Invasion, Armed Robbery in West U Today

August 19, 2015

Shortly after noon today, West U police responded to a home invasion and armed robbery at a residence in the 3900 block of Amherst.

Four black men, one dressed in U.S. Postal Service attire, forced their way into the home after the first suspect  knocked on the victim’s door at 11:50 a.m. with a small package. The  suspect stated an address and asked the victim to confirm it. As she tried to close the door, the suspect put his foot in the door. He and three other accomplices then forced their way into the residence.

Three of the suspects were armed with guns, according to West U Police Officer Susie Murray.

The suspects “corralled the victims,” in the home while they searched it, according to West U Police. The suspects left with jewelry in a black vehicle, possibly a minivan, in an unknown direction.

The woman who lives at the home was there with a nanny and her children, said West U Police Chief Ken Walker. Murray said there were “at least three or four victims” in the residence during the armed robbery.

West U police were on the scene by 12:04 p.m. West U paramedics also responded to the home to assess whether there were any injuries to the victims.

“There were no injuries to any of the victims,” Murray said.