An 18-year-old Godley college student who entered his home Wednesday morning walked into a burglary in progress, Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford said.

Alford said the man wasn’t injured but was “roughed up” by one of the suspects, and the crime became a robbery.

Sheriff’s Detectives Cindy Burleson and Mark Thompson are investigating the robbery.

The victim, a Tarleton State University student, arrived at his residence about 9:30 a.m. and saw a white Toyota Matrix parked in the drive, Alford said. He went inside the home and was confronted upstairs by a white male and a white female.

“The male assaulted the victim and forced him into a bathroom, telling him, ‘If you come out, I will kill you,’” Alford said.

The suspects stole about $45,000 worth of jewelry, a Springfield Armory .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun and a .38-caliber revolver stamped with “Phoenix PD” or “PPD,” along with two pairs of cowboy boots, Alford said.

The victim described the male as about 5-foot-10, 170 pounds and wearing blue jeans and a dark green sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt, Burleson said.

The female was described as being 5-foot-8, 140 pounds, with dark brown hair pulled into a pony tail and wearing dark pants and a red sweatshirt, Thompson said.

Rob Fraser can be reached at 817-645-2441, ext. 2336, or

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