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Suspects threatened to shoot 5-year-old boy, stole family's safe in Bronx home invasion

NEW YORK -- Three men allegedly threatened to shoot a little boy and stole tens of thousands of dollars from a Bronx family in a terrifying home invasion.

According to police, the suspects demanded money and pointed a gun at a woman's 5-year-old son when she answered the door to her apartment near Gates Place and West Gun Hill Road on April 26.

The suspects pistol-whipped the woman's 58-year-old mother, police said, and forced her into a back room where she kept a safe.


The suspects stole the safe, which police said contained $40,000.

"I just find that crazy especially since I live here, so, you know, it's just kind of wild that that's happening a little bit close to home. That's making me want to leave New York," one man said. "I have kids of my own, and I don't respect that."

"Just crazy. I mean, it's not safe anymore anywhere," neighbor Miguel Jimenez said. "First time I hear something like that, especially in this building."


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