WATCH: Attempted Home Invasion Leads To Kilgore, TX Drug Bust
A Pair Of Would Be Robbers Caught On Video Actually HELP Police And Now The Cops Would Like To Meet Them.
The Kilgore Police Department posted a WILD video to their Facebook page this week of an attempted home invasion that doesn't work out too well but the would be robbers failure would be law enforcement's gain.
The Incident Happened At The Glen Hollow Apartments.
According to Kilgore Police, On May 31, 2023, the Criminal Investigations Unit received information from a concerned citizen in reference to a possible robbery or home invasion at the Glen Hollow Apartments in Kilgore.
Investigators learned that on May 16th, an individual seen in this image was observed on a Ring doorbell camera attempting to gain entry into an occupied apartment.
The person in the photo above was allegedly observed retreating to his vehicle and remove a pistol from his waistband and left the location in a grey Nissan Murano. But the story doesn't end there.
On May 30, 2023, at approximately 1:48 PM, two masked individuals were observed on the same Ring doorbell camera.
Just a few days later, two subjects knocked and then attempted to open the door. The homeowner was home and scared the two assailants away. Here's where things get interesting.
Throughout the investigation, Kilgore CIU believed that the assailants had planned to rob a local drug dealer who recently moved into the same apartment complex, but had the WRONG apartment number.
Investigators Were Able To Find The RIGHT Apartment Number That The Robbers Didn't Find.
CIU was able to locate the right apartment number and through investigative techniques, a search warrant was obtained and executed. During the search of the apartment, a large amount of narcotics were seized and the drug dealer was arrested and transported to the Gregg County Jail.
As For The Attempted Robbers?
Despite the robbers screwup, which helped them get a dealer off the street, the brazen daylight home invaders are still wanted. Kilgore Police is asking the public to assist in identifying the subjects in the video and from the image.
Anyone with information can call Detective Kaci Holland at 903-218-6906 or can remain anonymous by utilizing tip411 or Gregg County Crime Stoppers.