Robbers target same Seagoville home twice in matter of weeks

- A woman and her family in Seagoville have been the target of a group of thieves twice over the past few weeks.

In the first invasion, the mother and two of her teenage children were home while a man held a gun them. The second time, nobody was home. However, surveillance footage did capture a detailed look at the criminals.

Video shows three men creep up the stairs of the Seagoville home. One man had a gun while another used the light on his smartphone. They looked into a bedroom and then split up. The third man pulled a "Just Do It" shirt over his face.

"It seems like this house, this family's being targeted,” said Seagoville Police Chief Ray Calverley.

The video is from Saturday, November 5. It was the second time Calverley says a group of men broke into the same house near Seagoville Road and Stark Road. The family was not home. The robbers set off the alarm and left.

During the first incident about three weeks earlier on October 18, police say the mother and her two teenage children were coming home after dark when four men with guns rushed in behind them. They ordered the family onto the ground and went through the house.

In the surveillance video from October, one man ran upstairs followed by a second man with the mother's purse. Later on, a third man comes upstairs. Police say all the while the mother and children had a gun to their heads. The suspects got away with the purse and hundreds of dollars in cash.

Police say the mother and her boyfriend live at the home with four children. They say the break-ins were not random. But detectives have not yet found any reason the family would be targeted. Calverley hopes someone will recognize the men.

Police say the community should not feel at risk but are concerned that the crimes could escalate and want the thieves caught.

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