The sheriff's offices in Rusk and Gregg counties are working together to try to determine if two home invasion burglaries in their counties this week are related.
Sheriff Maxey Cerliano and the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office requests assistance in information regarding a burglary / home invasion case that occurred Tuesday at about 11:30 p.m. Three armed males dressed in black suits and hoods entered a north Gregg County home and confronted the two occupants. The occupants were bound and the suspects went through the house looking for valuables. After approximately 30 minutes, the residents were left unharmed and the suspects fled. The suspect’s vehicle information is not being released at this time.
The occupants request to remain anonymous. An inventory of items taken is in process.
It is the second home invasion in the past couple of days in East Texas. A Rusk County couple was robbed at gunpoint earlier this week while two or three men went through the home, taking objects before fleeing in the couple’s truck.
The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office was called at 10:16 p.m. Monday to a home on County Road 137, according to the sheriff’s office.
Two or three people dressed in dark clothing, facemasks and gloves, approached a woman outside her home and forced her back into her house using a rifle and pistol.
The robbers then tied up her husband while the woman led them through the house as they selected items and money to take.
The robbers told the couple to remain there and not move for a short period of time.
The truck is a gray 2012 Ford F150, Platinum Edition with license plate BLG6943.
Anyone with information on the robbers or the truck is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 903-657-3581.