13-year-old recounts home invasion


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13-year-old recounts home invasion

By Bryan Callahan. CREATED Oct 27, 2013

North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A North Las Vegas family is speaking out after a car theft suspect broke into their home. 

Police said they followed the driver to the area of Carey and Kenneth where he jumped out and ran inside a home, surprising Brenda Macias and her family.

"I was just Facetiming my cousin and I saw my two sisters ran, and I got really scared," Macias said.
Brenda Macias recalls the moment she realized a man had forced his way into her family's Broadway Avenue home Saturday afternoon.
Brenda said her father and two sisters, who were also home at the time, were shocked by the sequence of events.
"He told me to close the door and call the cops and that is when I kind of froze," Macias said.
Brenda said by the time she and the rest of her family got to the front bedrooms where they called 911, they looked out the window to see police were already here. They eventually had to climb out those same windows.
"They were just telling me to stay calm, they were going to get the guy out and to follow their instructions so they could get us out safe," Macias said.
North Las Vegas police were eventually able to get the suspect to come out of the home peacefully.
And Macias says a day after the home invasion all of the physical damage has been repaired, even if the family is a little shaken. 
"He just left his shirt in the bathroom, and got my mom's phone, but that phone didn't work," Macias said.
Police have not released the name of the suspect, but say he is facing multiple felonies.
They also said in addition to the car theft he was also involved in a previous armed home invasion.
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Bryan Callahan joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in August of 2013.