An elderly woman was ambushed while unloading groceries. Police say the two men forced her into her home at gunpoint, and what happened inside will likely give her nightmares for years to come.
A Pasadena resident says he will never forget the look of shock and fear on his neighbor's face.
The 68-year-old woman who lives next door was the victim of a terrifying armed robbery. Neighbors say the woman was in the process of moving.
"She came over, knocked on the door and was crying," the neighbor said.
Police say the woman was unloading groceries from her car when Luis and Edgardo Aguilera ambushed her, then forced her into the home at gunpoint. The Aguilera brothers allegedly tied the woman to a chair with zip ties and when she complained they were too tight, police say they cut them off and duct taped her hands and ankles.
Police say the pair asked the woman where she kept her medication before ransacking the house. While she was tied up, the woman told the brothers she needed her inhaler. Police say they retrieved it for her before taking off with her cell phone and her Apple Macbook computer.
"She came over, she still had duct tape on her," the neighbor said.
The items the Aguilera's allegedly took were entered into a national database as being stolen so when they pawned the items, Pearland police got the information they needed to arrest the men.
Both are charged with aggravated robbery against someone over 65 years old.