Scary video: Man posed as UPS driver to rob Galleria-area home; 4 sought in violent attack

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Courtney Fischer reports on a disturbing robbery in which a man dressed like a UPS delivery driver

HOUSTON -- Police are searching for four suspects wanted for a violent robbery in Houston after police says one of the attackers posed as a UPS delivery driver.

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The robbery happened the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

Police say a man dressed in a uniform worn by full-time UPS delivery drivers rang the doorbell, a package in hand. Police say he claimed to need a signature. When the homeowners opened the door, the man and three others stormed the front door and assaulted the homeowner with a pistol. At some point during the struggle, a shot was fired, but no one was struck.

Two other females in the home grabbed two small children and were able to lock themselves in closets. Police say the men stole several pieces of jewelry and collectible firearms.

Authorities say they fled the scene in one of two possible vehicles -- a dark-colored, four-door sedan or a white four-door sedan.

The homeowner, Lawrence Berry, suffered severe neck and head injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Berry told our sister station, ABC13 that he was beaten and shocked with a taser four times and suffered serious head trauma.

Thursday, Berry had 28 staples removed from the back of his scalp. He has stitches in his lip and a fractured skull.

Berry said he fought the men long enough for his wife and 4-year-old twin daughters to get to a safe place in the house. They were unharmed.

"I'm just super concerned about my children and my wife. It's just a frightening event. Everyone needs to be cognizant of the fact that this can happen to anybody," Berry said in an exclusive interview with ABC13.

Police are working with UPS in the investigation as authorities try to find out how the suspect got a UPS uniform.

"UPS is fully cooperating. Their full-time employees are the ones who are normally issued that jacket," said Sgt. Tony Mora with HPD.

Police say if you are expecting a package and don't recognize your regular delivery man or woman, don't open your door.

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