Lufkin PD asking for public's help after 2 people injured in home invasion

Lufkin PD asking for public's help after 2 people injured in home invasion

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin couple was injured in a violent home invasion attack that occurred Tuesday night.

According to the Lufkin Police Department's Facebook page, the incident took place at a home on James Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
The woman said she was in the living room of their home when a black man entered and stood over her. She thought he had a gun because he had one hand behind his back, the Facebook post stated.

After the woman asked who the man was, she tried to run to a back room for safety. At that point, the suspect allegedly hit her in the head with an unknown metal object.

When the husband, who was in the backyard at the time, heard his wife's screams for help, he rushed inside the home to help, the Facebook post stated. The suspect then hit the husband in the head and arm with the metal object.

Children who were in the home at the time of the attack told Lufkin PD officers they thought the object was a crowbar.

"The couple was taken by ambulance to CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Lufkin for non-life-threatening injuries," the Facebook post stated.

According to the LPD Facebook post, the man is described as a tall, thin black man with long dreadlocks and glasses. He is believed to have fled the home in a silver or beige, four-door car at a high rate of speed.

"Anyone who has information in the case is asked to contact Lufkin Police Department at (936) 633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous," the Facebook post stated.

People with any information on this crime may also leave a tip at the Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers web page.

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