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7/21/08

Lubbock Police Search For Armed Robbers

The search continued Monday night for two men who robbed a North Lubbock family at gun point.  The victims say they were asleep Saturday morning when at least two men broke into the back door of their home, walked into their bedrooms, and threatened to kill them.

Fortunately, both victims came through the robbery unharmed, but the suspects stole nearly $10,000 worth of jewelry and electronics. The robbers are still on the loose, and that has the family concerned.  

As Lubbock Police work to identify the culprits, one of the victims spoke with NewsChannel 11 on camera, with the hope that his story will encourage someone to come forward. He did ask us to mask his identity to protect him and his family. "I just can't sleep. I was thinking they might come back again," the victim said. 

Most of us feel the safest snuggled in our beds, but Saturday morning that security was quickly taken away from the victim and his younger sister. "They got into my room first, and they pointed a gun at me, and they said don't move or I'll shoot you," the victim said. 

Threatened awake from his peaceful night's sleep, the victim could only imagine what was going on in his younger sibling's room. "I was thinking there was one in my room and one in my sister's room pointing a gun.  I was so afraid. I didn't want them to hurt us. That's why I just followed their orders," the victim said. 

"Fortunately in this situation, nobody was injured. There was no need for medical care or anything like that, so we're very glad for that," Lubbock Police Captain Greg Stevens said. 

Police arrived to the family's home in the 4800 Block of Grinnell just after 6 a.m.  The robbers had already taken off with about $9,500 worth of electronics and jewelry.

Two days later, the family is still shaken, but thankful they got through the terrifying ordeal unharmed. "I was so happy that my sister and I weren't hurt at all. They can have the things; they can get all the things they want, just don't hurt us," the victim said. 

"All we have right now is, again, a very general description. Average size, average height and weight, black males, they were armed with a handgun," Stevens said. 

The robbers are described as two black men, 20 to 30 years old, about 5'7" tall, and around 170 lbs.  Both men had on dark clothing Saturday morning. One had on a red cap, while the other had on a black stocking cap.

If you can help identify these men, or if you saw anything suspicious in the 4800 Block of Grinnell Saturday morning, call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. You can remain anonymous.

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