SAPD: Home invasion robbers may have hit wrong house

Woman, elderly man ordered to floor at gunpoint


SAN ANTONIO – Three men who barged into a Northwest Side apartment demanding drugs and cash may have targeted the wrong home, according to San Antonio police officers.

Officers responded to a 911 call around 5 a.m. Monday at the Asher Oaks apartments in the 4100 block of Parkdale.

A woman who lives in the ground-floor unit that was targeted told KSAT 12 News that the intruders pointed guns at her and her 77-year-old father and ordered them to lay on the floor. She said her adult son, his wife and their baby also were in the home at the time.

The gunmen, she said, demanded cash and drugs as they ransacked the home.

James Warren was inside his own apartment upstairs when he heard a commotion and said he at first thought it was a loud argument.

"But when I heard noise like, 'Get down, get down,' that was the difference," he said.

Warren said what he saw when he looked out his door made him realize even more than his first assumption was wrong. He saw his neighbors in need of help.

"That's when everybody was coming out, like, 'We just got broken in! We just got broken in!' Talking about, (the robbers were) looking for drugs and were in the wrong apartment," Warren said.

Police confirmed that the robbers may have targeted the wrong home.

The woman who lives there told news crews that she does not have drugs or cash in her home. She said once she explained that to the gunmen, they left without taking anything.

The damage, though, was done. She and her neighbors were left with rattled nerves.

"I don't even know if I can go back to sleep," said Warren.

While his concerns had to do with returning to bed, the home invasion victim said she no longer wants to go back to her home at all. The robbery has left her and her family feeling unsafe.

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