Home Invaders Hold Mom in Corner, Toss Son’s Room

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A Montebello Road mother reports two masked intruders, one armed with a knife, forced their way into her home and searched her son's room.

According a police report, the woman had been dropped in front of her building about 10 p.m. on Wednesday and went to her apartment. The robbers, described as males about 5-8 or 5-9 wearing dark ski masks and dark clothing, pushed their way in as she was closing the door.

One suspect held the woman in a corner while the other one searched the apartment. "Where is the money?" the intruders asked, she told police. The suspect doing the searching spent most of his time in the son's room. The son only stays there sometimes, she told police. The two left without taking anything.

The woman saw the intruders leave in a vehicle down Montebello toward Brookside Avenue, but couldn't ID a make or model.

The victim declined medical treatment and did not have any visible injuries, police reported.

Want to do something positive about crime? Police recommend attending a monthly police-community meeting to let them know your concerns and ideas. The next one is Thursday, June 5, 7 p.m. at District E-13, 3345 Washington St. There is also a Latino police-community meeting. The next one is Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m. at Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.