SAN ANTONIO – Two men are in police custody after a home invasion on the city’s northwest side Monday afternoon.
Investigators spent several hours going through evidence on the 5400 block of Mumford Path off Ingram Road.
What happened to an elderly woman who lives in one of those homes is a warning to all homeowners about what can happen when you hear a knock on the door.
The homeowner told police two younger men knocked on her door and said they had an invoice for her to sign. When she opened the door just a crack, she says the burglars forced their way inside the home. She said one had a gun and tied her hands up with a bandana while the other burglar backed a car into her garage and started stealing expensive items like TVs.
During the burglary, one of the elderly woman’s family members stopped by the house, saw what was happening and took the keys out of the getaway car.
That quick thinking scared the suspects enough to run away, but officers say they didn’t get too far.
“These individuals didn’t have anywhere to go,” Sgt. Daniel Alonzo with SAPD says. “We set up a quadrant and they were apprehended about a half mile from here, right off Ingram and Callaghan. They were running through drainage ditches trying to get away from officers.”
Police took an 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man into custody.
Family members tell News 4 the elderly woman is unharmed but scared.