Police are searching for a man who posed as a UPS delivery driver and three other suspects who were caught on camera robbing a home in Houston.
On November 22, at around 8:40 p.m. a man wearing a UPS jacket and brown baseball cap and carrying a package rang the doorbell, claiming he needed a signature for delivery.
After the door was opened by the homeowner, the man forced his way in, followed by three other suspects wearing masks and brandishing guns. The home invasion was captured on video by a security camera outside the door.
Once inside, the suspects assaulted a man with a pistol. A shot was fired, but no gunshot wounds were reported.
The man was taken to a local hospital and treated for severe neck and head injuries.
Two women inside the house hid in closets with two small children.
Some collectible firearms and several pieces of jewelry were stolen by the suspects, who fled the scene in a getaway car, according to police.
“We’re still trying to understand how the suspect gained access to that jacket. UPS is fully cooperating,” Houston Police Department Sgt. Tony Mora told KTRK on Friday. “Their full-time employees are the ones who are normally issued that jacket.”
In response to the robbery UPS offered this advice: “If consumers are concerned about the identity of UPS personnel, they should ask to see a photo I.D. Consumers can also direct that the parcel be left at the door without a signature required. Residents do not have to sign for a delivery unless they specifically ordered that the delivery be made with ‘signature required.’
“Further, UPS offers online services including UPS My Choice, which provides email alerts on the delivery status and time frame for the delivery. Shipments also can be routed to a local UPS Access Point location if the consumer prefers to pick up the parcel at a nearby neighborhood UPS Store or other participating retailer, rather than having it delivered at their residence.”