Three men have stolen tens of thousands of dollars from a Bronx family in a terrifying home invasion.
According to a report, the suspects stole the family’s safe after allegedly threatening to shoot a 5-year-old boy.
The suspects pistol-whipped the woman’s 58-year-old mother, police said, and forced her into a back room where she kept a safe.
The suspects stole the safe, which police said contained $40,000.
“I just find that crazy especially since I live here, so, you know, it’s just kind of wild that that’s happening a little bit close to home. That’s making me want to leave New York,” one man said. “I have kids of my own, and I don’t respect that.”
“Just crazy. I mean, it’s not safe anymore anywhere,” neighbor Miguel Jimenez said. “First time I hear something like that, especially in this building.”
The 30-year-old woman admitted to CBS2 that she was too upset to speak on camera and claimed that every time someone knocks on her door, the trauma is relieved.
She says her family is OK but scared.
The suspects were young, ranging in age from 18 to 20. Police claimed that the third person went in a dark blue SUV while the other two left in a gray sedan.