Texarkana, Texas Police are investigating a robbery at a residence on Woodcliff Drive that occurred at 4:11AM yesterday.

The homeowner told officers that his niece, who had been asleep on the sofa, was awakened by an unknown man with a black bandana tied around his face. The man allegedly threatened the woman with a knife, led her through the ground floor of the residence and forced her to load several valuables into backpacks.

He then reportedly made her retrieve the keys to the victim’s white 2008 Dodge Caliber that was parked in the driveway. The suspect left in the stolen vehicle and was last seen headed toward Valley Road. The young woman then ran back inside the home and alerted the homeowner of what had happened.

The suspect is described as a white male with hazel eyes, approximately 25 years old, 5' 6" tall with a slender build, and stud earrings in both ears. He was wearing an oversized black jersey and light blue jeans. He had several tattoos on his right arm.

The stolen Dodge Caliber has damage to the right front bumper and had a license plate of TX/GZP8595 when taken. It has not yet been recovered.

Later that morning, police received reports from several homeowners on nearby Valley Road where their outside storage buildings and vehicles had been entered and had items removed from them. Some of those items were discovered abandoned beside the road as though placed there so someone could return later to easily retrieve them. It appears that these burglaries may be related to the robbery on Woodcliff Drive.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116 or CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.