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Crime Wave Rocks Dallas Suburbs as Masked Men Invade Home After Home


"There was a knock at the door..."

(Image via WFAA-TV)

You hear a knock at the door.

You're expecting friends and send your son to answer it.

Next thing you know, you're lying bound on your kitchen floor, watching helplessly as masked men ransack your home.

Police across the northern suburbs of Dallas — primarily Lewisville, Carrollton and Allen — have made arrests in connection with a rash of weekend home invasions and a carjacking that may all be connected.

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The mini crime wave began with an armed robbery in Coppell on Friday night and continued with two home invasions and a robbery Saturday evening in Allen; WFAA-TV spoke with one of the Saturday victims who described the terror of the invasion.

"There was a knock at the door and we thought it was our friends, so my son opened the door," she said. "They just pushed him aside and three people came in and they just tied us."

Bound by duct tape, the woman and her family were left unharmed but were forced to watch as the invaders took cash, jewelry and laptops from their home.

"I just wanted everybody to be safe," the woman told WFAA. "My husband and my kids...all happening in front of your eyes. It was totally a traumatizing experience."

Hear her recount the experience in the video below:

The Dallas-area crimes continued Sunday when four masked men reportedly invaded a Flower Mound home, assaulting one member of a family of six and then carjacking a blue Nissan.

The Dallas Morning News reported early Monday that two suspects had been arrested in connection with the crimes, and spokespersons for the Allen and Carrollton police departments informed TheBlaze that a third suspect remained at large Monday afternoon.

Police described the at-large suspect as being black, roughly 5'9" and 155 pounds, wearing "black, windbreaker-type pants."

The extent of the relationships between the Friday, Saturday and Sunday crimes was not clear Monday afternoon.

If you have any information in these home invasions, you're asked to call the CID unit of Allen Police at 214-509-4329.

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