Just before 10 pm Wednesday a Willis business owner returned to her home on East Sterling Pond. As she pulled into her driveway she noticed a sporty black vehicle parked in front of the house with the interior lights on.
She then pulled into her driveway and went into the house.
Seven minutes later three black males described as young ad between 5’-6” and 6 feet tall forced their way into the back door. One male detained the female homeowner as the other two went through the home looking for valuables. In the upstairs area they found a safe and jewelry and returned to the first floor.
As they walked out the back door the females husband returned home. He parked his car in the driveway behind the vehicle which his wife saw in the street when she arrived home. A scuffle started between one of the black males and the male homeowner as the home owner was chased around his vehicle. One of the males then got into the drivers seat and pulled out of the driveway. He then ran the homeowners vehicle up onto the curb in the front of the home. All three males then got into their vehicle and fled, leaving the safe lying in the driveway.
Montgomery County Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene along with a Crime Scene Unit.
Detectives say neither homeowner saw a weapon displayed but the male s they described as having a very heavy foreign or African accent and language. The homeowner was positive that it had not been Spanish which they spoke.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department reminds residents to be aware of their surroundings. A suspicious vehicle should be reported immediately.
They also ask that anyone with information on this crime to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers.