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Four arrested in Naples home invasion caught on tape

Posted: 2:17 PM, May 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-17 22:57:34Z
Four arrested in home invasion caught on tape
Four arrested in home invasion caught on tape

NAPLES, Fla. -- A home surveillance camera captured a frightening home invasion in Naples Wednesday, leading to the arrest of two adults and two juveniles.

It happened around 2 p.m. at Tuscan Isle Apartments off Radio Road in Naples.

The video shows 17-year-old Mercedes Forte answering the door, before two men push their way inside. 

"And he pulls the gun out and puts it in my face, and said to get inside," Forte said. "So when he said to get inside and I saw the gun, I ran to my mom's room and he tried to grab me right here."

The armed man entered the room, but then exited the apartment with the other suspects, followed by the mom's boyfriend.

The victim told police that the suspects were seen leaving the complex in a white Dodge pickup truck.

Investigators located all four suspects and arrested them on charges of home invasion and aggravated assault with a firearm.

They have been identified as 19-year-old Jerome Bernard and 18-year-old Jorge Gomez.  The other two suspects are juveniles whom we are not identifying due to their age.

Forte said she recognized one of the juvenile suspects from school.

"I didn't think somebody who was my friend could do something like that," she said.