• 36°

Valley Grande burglary suspect on the run from law enforcement

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a suspect involved in a Friday home invasion on Grand Terrace Drive in Valley Grande.

Hieu Ngyuen, 26, is described as a 5-foot-4 male, weighing 145 pounds.

Sheriff Harris Huffman said Ngyuen was last seen in Birmingham on Saturday, using a stolen credit card, taken from the home invasion.

Warrants for Ngyuen’s arrest charge him with first-degree burglary. Huffman said additional charges could be added.



The home invasion occurred Friday just before midnight, when Ngyuen and two black males knocked on the door of a home located on Grand Terrace Drive. When the occupants of the home opened the door, Ngyuen and the two others allegedly forced their way into the home and held the owners at gunpoint while stealing approximately $10,000 in electronics, according to Huffman. The electronics included: a flat screen TV, iPhones, iPads and guitar equipment. The group also took credit cards and money from a purse inside the home, Huffman said. He said Ngyuen knew the victims.

A potential fourth male helped the group flee in a sport utility vehicle.

Huffman said Ngyuen left Dallas County immediately after the burglary.

“We had a pretty good idea of who he was on Saturday morning,” Huffman said. “He was observed in a Birmingham liquor store using one of the stolen credit cards Saturday afternoon. After we were unable to make contact with [Ngyuen], we issued the warrants for his arrest on Tuesday.”

Huffman added Ngyuen lives in the Birmingham area, but does not have an Alabama driver’s license, identification card or address on file. Ngyuen previously worked in the Selma area at a local nail salon.

“We do not believe this was random,” Huffman said. “It was a targeted attack.”

Any Dallas County residents with information about Ngyuen’s whereabouts are advised to call the sheriff’s department at 874-2530.