HOUSTON – Houston police are searching for two men that they said broke into a family’s home in the Spring Branch area on April 22 while the family was sleeping.
“In your own home, your home is your protection and in the end, it’s not,” said the victim.
The mother, who didn’t want to share her identity for safety reasons, said after hearing loud noises inside the home in the 2000 block of Harland. She woke up to a disturbing sight.
“A man was standing near me with a gun in his hand,” the victim said.
She then said the armed man, who also had a face mask on, turned violent.
“He grabbed me by the hair and he threw me on the floor next to a chair,” the victim explained.
Even more concerning though she says, her 29-year-old daughter was also home and there was another intruder in the house.
“I started yelling loudly I’m by myself, what do you want. I’m by myself,” said the victim.
The mom said when she had a chance, she went for her own gun in her bedroom closet, but the armed robber realized what was happening.
“I was trying to get my gun and he grabbed my hand and we started to fight. And he hit me in the head with the gun,” the victim said.
The mother said despite being hit she still kept fighting with the suspect and managed to pull off his face mask before he and the other suspect took off.
She’s now counting on this sketch and police to catch them.
“What scared me the most is what they could’ve done to my daughter. The only thing that I want is that he pays for what he did,” the victim said.
According to investigators, the suspects are described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 29 years old, under 5 feet, with hazel eyes. He was seen wearing a black mask, black gloves, black pants, a black jacket, and a regular black backpack and carrying a black 9mm pistol.
According to witnesses, the second suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male, 25 to 29 years old, 5-foot-8-inches to 6-foot-1-inches, and 150 to 180 pounds. He was also seen wearing a gray hoodie, black pants, black shoes, black gloves with a black handgun with a possible extended magazine.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Houston police or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.