'Please don't kill us': Mom recalls being held at gunpoint with her 3 kids during home invasion

Mark Herman said the 2 men who were arrested -- Jorge Saker and Robert Loredo -- were both out on bond for other crimes.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities arrested two men in connection to a violent home invasion in north Harris County where a woman was hit over the head with a gun in front of her three children.

Harris County Pct. 4 identified Jorge Saker, 27, and Roberto Loredo, 23, as two of the suspects in the break-in. They're both charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit aggravated assault, evading on foot, felony of possession of weapon, and possession of a controlled substance.

Pct. 4 said Saker was out of jail on a $100 bond for driving while intoxicated and Loredo was out on a $2,500 bond for burglary of a habitation. Records show, Loredo was released on bond for the previous burglary charge just two days earlier.

Deputies are still searching for a third suspect who managed to get away. Officials said they believe they know who they're looking for.

Thankfully, the mother is OK after she was bashed in the head multiple times with a gun.

The home invasion happened in the 1400 block of Tucumcari Drive around 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Ponderosa Forest neighborhood.

The woman, who we are not naming as she is fearful of retaliation, spoke with ABC13, saying she was about to go to sleep when this nightmare started.

"I just hear like screaming in the back and the dogs barking and somebody trying to kick the door down," she explained.

She said she quickly grabbed her three kids and hid in the attic, but soon, the suspects found them.

"He just started banging me on the back of my head with a gun, and I was like, 'Please, please don't kill us. I'm begging you,'" she said.

She said she feared they were going to kill her when they started demanding money she didn't have.

"They were like, 'Where's the money? Where's the money?' I'm like, 'There's no money. I don't have nothing. You can search everything. You can take whatever you want, just don't kill us,'" she recalled.

Her neighbor Clyde Lovings saw it all unfold from his security cameras. He saw the truck pull up and the three suspects headed toward her home, had a bad feeling, and told his wife to call 911.

The video shows a truck pulling down the street, parking, and turning off the headlights.

Three men get out and go toward his neighbor's house.

The suspects reportedly bashed in a back door to get inside. That's when the mom panicked and ran to hide with her kids in the attic.

Lovings said his neighbor called him in a panic, telling him she was hiding in the attic after three men broke in. Meanwhile, his wife had already called 911, telling deputies to get to the home immediately.

The neighbor said he could hear the woman screaming on the phone when the suspects found her family hiding. Lovings said he heard a man yelling, "Where's the money?" and threatening to kill her.

The woman told deputies the men forced them all downstairs and into her bedroom. They reportedly kept demanding she show them where the money was.

Deputies said the suspects left the room to ransack the house, leaving the mother and her kids alone.

That's when they got the chance to run out the front door.

Lovings' video shows the family escaping just as a Pct. 4 deputy arrives.

From there, Lovings believes the suspects ran out the back and hopped his fence to get away.

Constable Mark Hermann says two of the suspects were caught -- Saker and Loredo -- thanks to help from K9 Rambo.

Loredo was taken to the hospital after being captured by Rambo and received multiple stitches, Herman said.

Deputies said they looked through the truck the suspects left at the scene and found cocaine.

Investigators believe the three were targeting the victim's ex-boyfriend because he owns a business, though the victim said her ex has not lived here in more than a year.

"We understand that the owner of the house does own a business, so we don't know if he was targeted for that or what the actual motive was. That's still under investigation," Herman said. "The third suspect who we did not get, we have an idea of who he is and I feel confident that he will be in custody, hopefully in the next couple of hours."