Two masked armed suspects reportedly stole a highly expensive rare jade bracelet worth $6 million from an Asian household in Houston, Texas, last month.
The incident took place around 6:30 a.m. on August 6 when the woman, a visiting relative of the homeowners, was alone in the Hedwig Village house, according to KHOU 11.
Two male suspects entered the home and tackled the woman in her 50s. The suspects then proceeded to tie both her hands and feet before ransacking the house for at least 30 minutes.
“They went through every crevice you could imagine in the place,” Hedwig Village Detective Terry Wu said.
The suspects later cut her loose before running away from the scene. They were able to take the rare $6 million jade bracelet, $400,000 in cash, and other jewelry.
Both suspects wore all black from head-to-toe and ball caps, the victim recalled to her family. They appeared to be 5’6 to 5’8 in height and one of them is said to be slim while the other has a heavy build.
In a press conference, Wu said the woman “believes the suspects were Hispanic males” based on her deduction from the rhythm of their speech.
“It was terrifying for her,” Wu said. “She’s still shaken up by it. She can’t sleep at night.”
According to the investigators, they believe the family was targeted and followed home by the suspects.
The family is offering $50,000 for those who can give information about the suspects and for the recovery of their valuables as well as their arrest.
Those who might have information can contact 713-222-TIPS (8477). Crime stoppers may reportedly pay up $5,000 for information that may lead up to the arrest and/or charging of the suspects.
Another Asian family was also victimized by robbery recently and investigators believe this case, which also happened in Hedwig Village, could be related to the most recent one. It was reported that there was only one suspect in the attack and he was also dressed in all black with a ball cap.
Featured image screenshot via YouTube / KHOU 11