LPD Searches For Robbery Suspects - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/12/08

LPD Searches For Robbery Suspects

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Lubbock Police are on the lookout for three men, suspected of robbing a central Lubbock home, after holding the babysitter and four children at gun point.  Authorities tell NewsChannel 11 they want these suspects off the streets.

Investigators say three men busted into the back door of a home in the 1300 Block of 61st Street around 10:50 p.m. Wednesday.  Inside the home were a terrified babysitter and four frightened children.  Now, the suspects remain on the loose, and police say they could pose a threat to others.

The victims could only give police a limited description of the suspects, but they say one had a rifle, the other a shotgun, and the third was armed with a hand gun. That's why Lubbock Police say these suspects pose a danger, and want them behind bars.

"We certainly want to get these individuals off the streets; we do feel like they certainly pose a threat to society," Lubbock Police Captain Greg Stevens said. 

Like a scene out of a scary movie, three men break into a home and terrorize a babysitter and four children.

"They were armed with firearms; they held up all of the victims, children included, at gun point," Stevens said. 

One suspect grabs the phone and smashes it with the end of his gun, leaving the victims unable to call for help. The suspects demand cash, then discover a safe, and take off into the night.

"Basically, what would constitute a burglary and an aggravated robbery; there maybe other charges that follow, endangering a child, things like that certainly could be on the table once they're caught," Stevens said. 

Fortunately, neither the children or babysitter suffered any injuries, but they're left with a horrifying memory.

"We're not sure at this time if it was a pure, random act or if they knew the residents there or knew the babysitter, kids, we just don't know at this time. So, until then we are certainly going with the mindset that it could be a random act which would put everybody at risk from it," Stevens said. 

Again, Detectives only have a limited description to work with. The suspects are described as a black man, Hispanic man, and another man of unknown race.  If you saw anything suspicious or can help police identify these suspects, call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

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