On Tuesday morning, a pair of men pistol-whipped a homeowner as he was leaving for work. Police say they forced him back inside, tied up his family, stole from the house and got away in the family’s Toyota Tacoma truck.
On Wednesday, Missouri City Police displayed a sketch of one of the suspects, a Hispanic male wearing a gray baseball cap and a black sports jacket with red sleeves. The suspect is believed to have a star tattooed on his right lower leg.
But even as that description was being released, Missouri City detectives were investigating another home invasion in the Lake Olympia subdivision.
A female homeowner retreated to a bathroom and dialed 911 after three men kicked in her back door. When the suspects discovered her hiding place, she says she screamed and they ran away.
Police arrested all three a short time later. They are identified as Florencio Garcia, Wilbur Bravo and Omar Luesoui.
Captain Ron Daniels, a reserve officer with the Harris County Precinct 6 Constable’s office, says his invention can help prevent home invasions.
The Ultimate Lock uses a deadbolt and a mortise lock that slide in tandem. Daniels says the device can withstand four-thousand pounds of pressure, and his marketing video shows it taking 16 blows from a police battering ram without breaking.