CENTRAL WEST END ( KPLR)- A Central West End family is on edge after they were allegedly robbed in the middle of the day at home. The thieves made off with jewelry, electronics and the family’s SUV.
Investigators say the victim reported she was home with her mother-in-law cooking when three men entered their townhouse with guns in their hands.
The home owner requested we conceal her identity, thinking the robbers may return. She gave us a chilling account of what happened.
“I will never open the back door, I will never let my kids play in the back yard. Me and my husband will be moving from this place,” she said.
Police says the alleged home invasion happened around 2 p.m. Thursday in the 4100 block of Olive near Sarah.
The victim says the suspects jumped a fence into their backyard then forced their way into the back door. She said the suspects pointed a gun at her head.
“He told me I will shoot you if you look at us. I can say that I’m lucky they did not shoot us,” said the victim.
According to the home owner, the suspects searched the residence going upstairs, removing a big screen TV and diamond jewelry, grabbed their iPhones, cutting off their communication. Also stealing the family’s white 2011 Buick Enclave . “They took my wallet, my green card and personal information. I told them you want money, I can give you. Just don’t mess with my home,” she said.
Police say there were no injuries reported and they’re still searching for the suspects.