Mother survives east side Indianapolis armed home invasion

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 7, 2015) -- An Indianapolis mother survived a terrifying run in with a pair of armed thieves. The home invasion took place earlier this week at the Spanish Oaks apartments on the far east side near 38th Street and Mitthoeffer Road.

What’s unusual about the case is the victim believes the thieves somehow used keys to break into her apartment and it’s not the first time.

“When I woke up I never in a million years thought there would be someone in front of me saying give me all my money,” said the victim, Loretta Medina.

Loretta and four others, including a 6-year-old child, were inside this apartment building when the suspects snuck in and demanded cash at gunpoint.

“He had me on my knees and said if I didn’t give them money, he was going to kill me and everyone in there,” said Medina.

Loretta has lived at the Spanish Oaks apartments for less than a year.

She says this is the third time someone has broken into her home.

“Two other times when I was not home someone came into my home and I had my locks changed twice,” said Medina.

This time, face to face with a gun, Loretta says she feared the worst.

“I mean I was sure I was going to die and I have kids,” said Medina.

Because she no longer feels safe at the apartment complex, Loretta asked to be let out of her lease, but says the managers told her no.

“I went this morning and was told just because I’m the victim of a crime doesn’t give me the right to break my lease,” said Medina.

Our news crews stopped by the complex and talked to managers and they assured us they would release Loretta from her lease.

Either way, the victim is just relieved she’s still alive.

“I knew looking in his face he was going to kill us. As I was on my knees begging for my life, I knew I was going to die,” said Medina.

Anyone with information on the robbery can contact IMPD.


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