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Couple tied up, children forced on floor during home invasion
HARRIS COUNTY - by KHOU 11 News and www.khou.com
Armed men forced their way into a north Harris County home and tied up the family inside, deputies said early Tuesday.
It was reported in the 8500 block of Karen Street, according to deputies with the Harris County Sheriffs Office.
A couple told deputies the suspects were wearing bandanas as they made their way into the home and tied them up. The armed men then forced the couples children, ages 3, 6, and 7, out of bed and onto the floor.
The family, which owns an auto business, said the men searched for money before forcing them to sign over the title to a Chevrolet Avalanche. The suspects then fled the scene in the stolen pickup.
No injuries were reported.
At least part of the crime was caught on surveillance cameras, the family said, but a detailed description of the men was not available. Video from outside the home showed the robbers kicking in a door to get into the home.
It was initially believed the familys pit bull was stolen as well, but the dog was later found in the neighborhood.