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Officers: Robbers included one flashing badge

Mike Glen, Houston Chronicle
Updated 1:25 am, Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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A Fort Bend family was held at gunpoint as robbers — including one flashing a badge — ransacked their home, authorities said.

A man wearing a police badge on a chain and carrying a clipboard walked up to a home shortly before noon Monday in the 14900 block of Wynbourn Court.

The homeowner directed the man to the garage, where he was jumped by another man in a gold-colored mask.

Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies said two other men then rushed into the garage.

They held the man's family at gunpoint, striking one of them, and demanded cash.

The robbers fled after taking money, a pistol and two cell phones. They drove away in a dark red, late-model Chrysler 300 with tinted windows and chrome wheels, authorities said.

No serious injuries were reported.

Investigators said one of the attackers wore a long-sleeved collared shirt and khaki pants. He was short and had closely-trimmed black hair.

Deputies said two of them were both about 5 feet 10 inches with thin builds.

One of them wore a black T-shirt, black pants, white gloves and white sneakers. The other was wearing a gray, pullover shirt, red basketball shorts with a white trim, and a blue baseball cap with a red or orange bill. Sheriff's deputies said he had a mask or bandana covering his face.

The fourth suspected robber is about 5 feet 11 inches with a heavy build. He wore a black T-shirt, black pants, gray sneakers and white gloves. He also wore a white cap with a dark bill.

Fort Bend Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to their arrest. Call 281-342-TIPS.