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Jul 12, 2014 12:10 AM

Neighbor Credited with Stopping Home Invasion

CORPUS CHRISTI- More information has surfaced after a terrifying home invasion on Thursday.

Police say two women were robbed inside their home on Halifax Street, over by Wooldridge.

It could have been worse, if not for a neighbor who jumped in to help.

The women were renting the house, and were actually in the process of moving out, at the time of the home invasion.

That is when two men went into the home around 1:30 Thursday afternoon, both armed with crowbars or tire irons.
The suspects had easy access inside, because the two women had the front door open as they were moving items out.

They took both women's wallets and cell phones, and when they tried to take a TV, one of the woman ran outside.
She was jumped on by one of the men, but was able to make it to a neighbors house across the street.

The neighbor, Darryl Brown, is a local corrections officer, he ran toward one of the men and chased him for about a block before the guy jumped into a white Chevy Malibu driven by a woman.

Brown didn't know the woman in the car was involved... and had actually asked her to call police when the crime was going down.

"I thought the lady was just maybe lost, looking for something, but it was his accomplice, and i'm telling her to call 9-1-1.
She goes OK, and she pulls around the corner, he throws the TV in the back of the car, and before I could get where I could see the license plate really well, he jumps on the back of the car and they take off, and he has legs dangling, so I couldn't get the license plate number."
Both of the suspects got away.

Brown and other witnesses describe one robber as 5'7" and 130 pounds, with tattoos on both arms.

The other man is slightly larger, about 5'9" and 180 pounds, who had an orange and white towel over his face. He was armed with a knife, along with a metal bar.

Some of the neighbors question whether the two robbers knew the women, or were at least familiar with the house from a prior visit.

Either way, they can't believe it happened on their quiet street and hope police catch the crooks quick.
If you have any information about this crime, you can call 361-888-COPS.

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