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Sketch released of man who pistol-whipped, robbed Grand Prairie resident

Investigators have released a composite sketch of man who last month pistol-whipped and robbed a Grand Prairie resident.

The robber is one of three people -- two men and a woman -- who invaded an east-side home shortly before 9 p.m. on March 26, police said.

A man, his wife and their 15-year-old daughter all were there when the trio burst into their home in the 2900 block of Fairway Drive.

The robber depicted in the sketch forced the husband at gunpoint to remove "a large sum of money" from a safe, said Det. John Brimmer, police spokesman, in a news release.

The husband "was struck with the pistol numerous times," Brimmer said. The man was later treated at Medical Center of Arlington.

The gunman was described as Hispanic, thin, about 30-39 years old, 5-feet-5-inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes, Brimmer said.

He added that the wife and daughter were held at knifepoint in the living room by the other man, also Hispanic, but with a heavier build, about 20-29 years old, 5-feet-6 inches tall, with brown hair and eyes.

The woman was described only as being Hispanic and about 22 years old, according to the news release.

She was the "lookout" member of the group, Brimmer said.

"The suspects are not known to the victims so the police are asking for help with any information," Brimmer said. "Callers may phone the Grand Prairie tip line at 972-237-8877 or Grand Prairie Crime Stoppers at 972-988-8477."

Callers can remain anonymous, he said.

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