It’s very frightening, I walk over here every morning and I've never heard of anything like this, said Brenda Maldonado, who lives close to the victims.Maldonado has lived in Rose Park her whole life. She tells ABC 4 Utah she is shocked to learn her neighbor’s home was broken into by two armed men, “You hear it on the news, you know that it happens, but not so close to home,” said Maldonado.
Still shook up, the victims didn't want to go on camera, but say they woke up to guns pointed at their heads by two men covering their faces with bandanas, claiming to be the police. The robbers then demanded drugs and money, but took off running when they heard the kids wake up. However, the robbers still managed to get away with a couple hundred dollars, two purses, and an iphone.
“One male was wearing a Utes sweater or sweatshirt and a red bandana. The other one was wearing a black shirt or sweatshirt and a white bandana, both Hispanic males in their 20's,” said Detective Dennis Mc.Gowen with the Salt Lake Police Department.
Now, with two armed men still at large Maldonado is stepping up security in her own home, but hopes police are able to capture two men responsible.“To know this was happening even this morning while we're sleeping. So, yeah it kind of disturbs me,” said Maldonado.
'The investigation has been handed over to the gang unit. Police say the two armed robbers are considered dangerous. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salt Lake Police Department.