Family held at gunpoint inside home, suspects still on the loose

Posted at 9:23 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-28 21:54:14-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Police are looking for the two armed men they say held a family at gunpoint inside their Masefield Circle home Friday morning.

"I heard a large bang and a crash almost a boom and initially I thought I had left the television running," said the woman who live at the home that was broken into, but she quickly learned, the noise was not from the television.

"I asked the lord to protect me and my family, because I couldn't think of any reason for them to be in my house," she said. The woman asked to not be identified since she is worried the men responsible will return to her home.

"I have to be thankful, just continually thankful that I am alive and that my son is alive."

According to Virginia Beach Police, the break in happened shortly after midnight. They say the suspects were looking for money and kicked in the front door of the home to gain entry. Once inside the home, the woman says the men held her and her son at gunpoint and ordered them to lay on the floor and keep their faces down.

"We just had to go along with whatever their wishes were just to save our lives."

The intruders stole the son's wallet and then left as quickly as they got in. That's when the woman says the reality of the situation set in.

"I didn't really become nervous until after it was over really," she said. "We immediately stopped shaking momentarily and went upstairs to get our cell phones and call police."

While the family is shaken up about the experience they still consider themselves lucky.

"It could have been a whole lot worse," she explained. "I see it on television a lot, but you don't really think it could happen to you."

Virginia Beach Police are still looking for the two men who broke into the family's home. If you have any information about this break-in, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.