DALLAS -- A home invasion and armed robbery were reported early Thursday morning in Oak Cliff, close to where three other home invasions took place Tuesday, and just a few miles from where a mother of three was killed in her home.
At about 4:30 a.m. Thursday, officers were called to the 3300 block of Idaho Avenue. Rogelio Leon says he was inside sleeping with his wife and three children, ages nine, 12, and 16, when two men kicked in the front door.
They saw the 16 year old first, sleeping in the living room, and pointed the gun at him. Then, they began raiding the bedrooms, telling everyone inside not to move, said Leon.
The robbers were inside for about 20 minutes, he said, while the family watched them steal watches, wallets, jewelry, a flat screen television. The family's nine year old daughter said they even stole her baptism beads.
Then, police said, the two men made off in a red getaway car, similar to one seen fleeing the scene of another home invasion on Monday, less than a mile away, in the 2900 block of Britton .
Around 6 a.m. Thursday, officers were called to 800 Vermont, about 1.8 miles away from the first call, for another reported robbery. This was not a home invasion, police say.
Concerns have been growing after mother of three Roseli Paz was killed during a suspected home invasion Tuesday on Sedgemoor Avenue. Her husband came home from work that afternoon to find her dead. Their 2-year-old son was in the home but wasn't injured.
Three other home invasions were reported in South Oak Cliff in an hour and a half span Monday morning. Police don't believe they're related to Paz's murder, but they could be related to Thursday's home invasion on Idaho Avenue.
One of the suspects has a similar description in each case, said police.
3300 block of Idaho Avenue, 4:30 am Thursday
2900 block of Britton Avenue, 6:45 a.m. Monday
Suspect is described as a Latin male, ages 20-25, 5'5" and skinny. He is bald and has a tattoo on his neck and possibly his lips. He was seen in an older model red car, possibly a Honda.
4700 block of E. Frio Drive, 7:45 a.m. Tuesday
The suspects in the second home invasion are described as a Latin female, 5'0" and skinny with brown hair. She has visible tattoos on her chest. The second suspect is described as a Latin male with tattoos on his face.
1500 block of Maywood Avenue, 8:15 a.m. Tuesday
The suspects from the third home invasion, accused of stealing the victim's white Ford F-150 which has since been recovered, are described as a Latin male who was wearing a bandana over his face, and possibly a light-skinned black male.
Anyone that recognizes these suspects, or has information on these offenses is asked to call Detective Bryant or Richeson at (214) 671-3679. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).
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