TEXAS CITY, TX (January 23, 2018, 10:55 A.M.) January 23, 2018, 2:00 A.M. Texas City Police Officers respond to a report of a home invasion at Stoneridge Apartments located at 1115 Hwy146, Texas City, TX. The resident states he was awaken by a knock at the front door. Upon opening the front door, the resident was met by a black male identifying himself as a police officer and claiming to have received a call of a domestic dispute. This black male also asked to check inside the apartment. While standing at the door, the resident was confronted by a second black male with a gun. Both suspects forced their way into the apartment, and demanded money. After rummaging through the resident’s apartment the suspects fled taking the victim’s cellphone with them.
While investigating the home invasion, officers located a second resident that also responded to a knock at the front door and was confronted by a black male identifying himself as a police officer. This black male also claimed to be investigating a domestic dispute. This victim was armed with his personal handgun and requested identification from the suspect. The suspect flashed an ID card, briefly looked inside the residence and then left.
One of the suspects was identified as a black male approximately five feet, four inches tall with a short manicured beard wearing a dark colored shirt with a police badge embroidered on the right upper chest area, and “POLICE” printed on the back. The suspect also had a police badge hanging on a chain around his neck, but was not wearing a police belt. The second suspect was described as a black male, wearing a beige or tan in color hoodie type sweatshirt. The suspects fled the scene in a new dark colored SUV. No one was injured during either home invasion.
If you have any information regarding these home invasions, please contact the Texas City Police Department at 409-643-5720 or you may report your information anonymously to the Mainland Communities Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS or 409-945-8477. You can also submit a Web Tip at www.mainlandcrimestoppers.org
This press release will be updated as additional information becomes available.
For more information please contact: Cpl. M. Villarreal Public Information Officer Texas City Police Department