Family In Austin, TX Awakens To Violent Home Invasion

March 26, 2009 by admin  
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Family Awakens To Violent Home Invasion As 10 Criminal Thugs Storm Through The Front Door.

Police Investigate Possible Gang-Related Ties - Courtesy of KXAN Austin News

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin police are investigating a possible gang-related home invasion. Police have asked the media to withhold some of the details, because they are worried about the safety of the family.

Early Thursday morning, the Austin Police Department was called out to a disturbance call at a home in Northeast Austin. The caller said his neighbor was being robbed and that there was a man with a gun laying on the ground with a gun. The officer arrived to find suspect Sean Gilbert Morrow, 26, on the ground.

The victim said he was asleep with his wife and their baby in the room when Morrow and nine other men broke into their bedroom, putting two guns and a knife to the back of their heads. The victim told police Morrow said, “We will kill you if you try anything.”

The suspects also reportedly made several other threats and claimed to be members of a gang. Meanwhile, Austin police said they do not know why the family was targeted.

The men took off with the family’s television set, a wallet and keys to a Cadillac Escalade. The men tied the man’s hands behind his back with some cable, and nine men took off in their own vehicles while Morrow tried to steal the car.

However, Morrow figure out how to start the vehicle, so police said he busted down the front door and chased down the woman who ran and tried to hide in the bedroom. The victim told police Morrow forced his way into the room and and forced her out to the car, demanding she start it for him.

When she got in the car, she hit the lock button, trapping herself inside. Her husband was then able to free himself and tackle Morrow until police arrived.  Click to watch the video here.

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