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Frisco police search for suspect in armed home invasion

Frisco police search for suspect in armed home invasion

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According to police, the suspect pointed a handgun at the owner and told him to "lie on the ground." Photo via Shutterstock

Frisco police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a recent home invasion. The incident occurred during broad daylight, and although the would-be robber was armed, no one was injured.

Around 11:45 am on September 29, a young man rang a doorbell in the 8500 block of Holly Street. When no one answered, the suspect went around to the back door and broke into the home.

Though he didn't respond to the doorbell, the owner was indeed home and confronted the suspect inside the house. According to police, the suspect pointed a handgun at the owner and told him to "lie on the ground." Instead, the owner ran to his bedroom and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as an African-American or Hispanic male in his late teens to 20s. He is approximately 5-foot-8, has short hair and a slightly muscular build.

Public information officer Chad LaPrelle says the case remains "open and active" and that detectives are pursuing any and all leads in their investigation. LaPrelle says police haven't yet determined if it is an isolated incident or if it could be related to other property crimes.

Frisco police are asking for anyone with information on the incident, including neighbors who may have video surveillance from the morning of the crime, to call detectives at 972-292-6200. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting FRISCOPD and the information to 847411.