One man has been arrested and several other suspects are being sought in the home invasion of a Sugar Land family that police suspect was targeted by criminals who believed that cash receipts from the family’s small businesses may have been stored in their home.
Elmer Marquez, 32, believed to be an illegal immigrant, was apprehended and arrested Monday night. Police responded to a home invasion call at approximately 10:35 p.m. in the 3000 block of Riviera in the Alcorn Bend subdivision. Multiple suspects broke into the back door of the home, tied up the residents, stole cash and valuables and fled. There were no serious injuries to the victims.
A Sugar Land police officer responding to the incident located a suspicious vehicle whose occupants matched the description of the assailants. Police pursued the vehicle into the Houston city limits. The suspects stopped their vehicle near the Sharpstown Mall area and fled. Officers chased the suspects on foot and apprehended Marquez. Marquez is being transferred to the Fort Bend County jail on charges of aggravated robbery and evading arrest.
Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).
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