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Alton Woman Recounts Home Invasion at Gunpoint

3 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, August 01 2017 Aug 1, 2017 August 01, 2017 9:46 PM August 01, 2017 in News

ALTON – Five suspects are on the run months after a home invasion in Alton late June.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to the homeowner who says her family is still traumatized by the incident. 

She said the armed suspects broke into the garage and they started saying '¡Policia! ¡Policia!'. They then commanded her and her 11-year-old son to get on their knees before putting a gun to their head. 

“The only thing I would think is my son, my son. I pray to God that nothing happened to him, that's all. Me, I have lived my life, but my son is 11-years-old,” said the mother.

The mother said two of the suspects entered through the front after shooting the door open. 

She said, “As soon as I turned the light on, they were already inside. Once they were inside, they demanded for money. And I told them I don't have any money.”

The criminals rummaged through the home for nearly 15 minutes and got away with some valuables. 

The family set up surveillance cameras and put extra locks on doors in hopes this is the first and last time this will happen to her family. 

Alton police investigators are looking into the case in hopes of arresting the suspects involved in the home invasion.

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