LORAIN, Ohio - Two robbers held a Lorain family at gunpoint Tuesday, stealing $2,500 worth of electronics.
It happened around 8:20 p.m. on West 29th Street in Lorain.
While a mother and her three kids were watching TV in a front room, two men came into the house and pushed the children, ages, 7, 8, and 9, inside a bedroom. The home invaders demanded they hand over their game systems and then ordered the other four family members to give up their cell phones.
"I didn't want no one to get shot so I just hat to sit there and sat there and let them rob me," Melissa Gannon said. The mother said they sat in a bedroom with a gun pointed at them for at least 30 minutes while the robbers searched for valuables.
"He is traumatized. He didn't sleep at all. He's only 9-years-old. His safety has been taken from him at an early age. He'll never trust no one now," Gannon said. Seven people total were at home at the time of the robbery.
She also said the robbers told them, "If you call the cops, we'll come back and kill all you."
When the home invaders finally took off, the family called police and then began to investigate what was taken. They noticed $2,500 worth of electronics were gone, including their 27-inch Apple computer, the Xbox 360, Wii console and cell phones.
Police think the robbers scoped out the neighborhood ahead of time and carefully plotted their escape.
No usable fingerprints were found, but when police arrived to canvass the area, they recovered a black shirt and a "Scarface" T-shirt in the neighbor's yard that they think the robbers dropped while running away.
The 19-year-old victim told authorities he thinks one of the robbers is a person he's "had trouble with in the past." The stolen computer contained all of the teen's music, which he was working on to get into college.
"It was a lot going through my mind. I couldn't really pinpoint what was going through my mind, but it was very traumatizing," said Brandon Gannon, 19.
"I'm just hoping they get caught. I just want my son's stuff back," Gannon said.
Police have spoken with neighbors and continue to follow leads.
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