POSTED: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:51pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 8:34am
SAN JUAN, TX (NEWS CENTER 23) — One family on East Carroll Avenue is looking into more security for their home after a man broke into their home early Sunday morning. Family members said their mother, 54, was woken up around 3 a.m.. by a noise.
"The male subject, a 22 year old male, broke into the home through a kitchen window," said Sgt. Rudy Luna, San Juan Police.
But when the mother yelled out at the suspect, he picked up a two by four piece of wood and struck her on top of the head. Hearing the screams, her 14 year old son rushed in and helped wrestled the suspect down. The pair held him there until the police arrived.
Police said they don't recommend fighting off suspects if at all possible.
"But in this case, you have to do what you have to do to defend yourself and your family," said Sgt. Luna.
The suspect was arrested and will be arraigned today. But no matter the charges, the family said they still feel traumatized.
"You know we think we are safe at home, but we are not, these people are experts they had cut the wires to the phone lines, cut the camera lines and they were ready," said a family member.
So, as family members get more estimates on added home security, they urge the community to be more vigilant and aware of their surroundings.
The case is still under investigation. San Juan police are still looking for a second suspect.
If you have any information regarding this crime, please call San Juan Crimes stoppers at 956-283-8477.