Authorities are searching for three suspects in a home invasion Wednesday afternoon after they tied up the resident and stole his television and car in Fort Bend County.
The robbery occurred about 3:10 p.m. in the 1900 block of Thistle Creek in the Fresno area, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said the victim told investigators the suspects parked a gray sedan near his home. Then one of them knocked on his front door. The man was holding a piece of paper and said he was a neighbor, claiming to have inadvertently received the victim's mail.
When the victim opened the door, deputies said, the suspect rushed inside followed by the two other suspects. They tied up the resident. They grabbed his television set and left, driving away in the victim's 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. A description of the car and its license plate were not released.
One of the suspects is described as being about 24 years old. He was between about 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He weighed about 220 pounds.
Another of the suspects is described as being about 20 years old. He was about 6 feet tall and slender. He wore a red shirt.
The third suspect is described as being about 20 years old and thin.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office at 281-341-4665 or Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS. Tips also can be submitted online at www.fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the suspects' arrest or charges being filed against them.