Sept. 19, 2013 – Porfirio Salcido, a Gainesville High School student, told the Times he had heard about home invasions happening in his neighborhood off Old Flowery Branch Road, but he didn’t think his family would be victims.
But just before 1 PM Monday, three or four men came in through the garage at his home on Willow Ridge Circle and threatened his mother with a knife.
Salcido said she was home alone at the time, and the men went through his bedroom along with his parents’ bedroom, stealing cash and jewelry.
According to an incident report with Gainesville police, $250 was stolen from his mother’s wallet.
Salcido and his brother said the men must have watched the house because they sometimes leave the garage open, and it seemed the men were expecting that, because the men attacked after their uncle left the home.
The Gainesville Police Department is seeking the suspects, described as Hispanic men in a white Chevrolet Tahoe with black painted rims.
Cpl. Joe Britte said the victim was able to provide information for a sketch of one of the suspects but not the others.
Anyone with information can contact the Gainesville Police Department at 770-534-5252 or anonymously contact the TIPS Line at 770-533-5873.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013