Two men are on the run after they allegedly attempted to burglarize a Pearland home by disguising themselves as Drug Enforcement Agency officials and falsely claiming they were there to conduct a search warrant, police said.
The two men’s disguises consisted of blue jeans and black shirts with “DEA” lettering on the front and “Police” lettering on the back. Police said both men appeared to be armed with handguns and were wearing balaclavas, also known as ski masks, to cover their faces.
Upon approaching the home, the suspects announced “DEA” and that they had a search warrant for the residence, according to a release. The suspects fled the scene after a resident said she was calling the police.
The suspects were last seen driving an older black Chevrolet SUV, possibly a Suburban or Tahoe with paper plates around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night in the 11500 block of Ivory Creek Drive in Pearland, the release stated.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to contact Sgt. Jernigan at 281-997-4144.
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