PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating an overnight armed robbery outside of a Pembroke Pines home.
The family of five endured some frightening moments Sunday night after, police said, two armed men robbed them at gunpoint at their home in the Mahogany Way community, along the 15000 block of Northwest Seventh Street, right before 11 p.m.
“There’s kids there,” said neighbor Vonda Kirsch. “You don’t want anything to happen to the family. It’s scary.”
According to officials, a woman had just pulled into her garage, and as the overhead door was closing behind her, two suspects with guns followed her inside her home, demanding valuables.
“I have seen them playing and inside their garage,” said Kirsch. “So, it really, really hit home.”
Once inside the home, police said, the suspects encountered the woman’s husband and forced them both to the ground.
After ransacking the home, the suspects took off with a significant amount of cash, two wedding rings, three cellphones and a wallet.
“It can happen to any of us here,” said Kirsch. “We’re open and friendly like this. We have our garages open a lot.”
Police said there were three children inside during the home invasion. However, no one was injured.
“Something is happening in this neighborhood,” said neighbor Edgar Galvis.
Galvis said this isn’t the first time this month that crime has found its way into the neighborhood. He added there have been multiple car burglaries in the past week.
“My neighbor, Sunday morning, a week ago,” recalled Galvis. “That neighbor, too.”
According to investigators, both suspects were wearing black hoodies. One had a bandanna covering his face, while the other had white paint specks on his clothes. They are said to be men in their early 20s.
If you have any information on this home invasion, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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