Suspects Invade Home While Kids Watch

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

Colorado Springs police are looking for two robbers who allegedly broke into a man's home late Friday night.

The victim, a Colorado Springs dad, says his kids were still awake when it happened.

The home invasion happened on Rainier Dr. near Highway 24 and South Circle Dr. on the southeast side of Colorado Springs.

We'll call the victim Ralph. He doesn't’t want to be identified. "It was quiet. It was that time of the night," said Ralph, whose home was broken into.

Inside his living room on Friday night, were some friends and his kids. "They were scared," said Ralph.

One of the suspects was Hispanic and the other was white. Ralph says one of them was armed with a shot gun. The crook pointed it at him and his children. "They just grabbed the TV, busted back out of the house and started down the street," said Ralph.

That would have been the end except Ralph said he was bubbling with anger and started running after them. "My blood was just rushing," said Ralph.

Then one of Ralph's friends began hurling rocks at the intruders.

"I heard a boom," said Ralph's neighbor, Kenneth Rook. Rook said he called 911 when he heard all the commotion.

One of the burglars had aimed and fired at Ralph. "He only shot at me once," said Ralph.

Rook said he saw almost all of it unfold before his eyes. "I heard someone say that they're going to kill somebody," said Rook.

And just before it was all said and done, the crooks flung Ralph's 47-inch flat screen television, right into a bush.

"They were the dumbest criminals," said Ralph. Ralph says he just wants them caught so that he and his family can feel safe again.

"They will be brought to justice," said Ralph.

Ralph believes the two robbers were in their mid 20's. He said he didn't know who they were, but thinks an enemy sent them.

If you know anything about this crime please call Crimestoppers at 634-STOP. You don't have to give your name and you could earn a cash reward.

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  • by On A Lighter Note Location: Widefield on Aug 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM
    'The one guy' is going to say "or even better low IQers two envade my house...". Where's your IQ at? Wrong 'too' and invade is spelled wrong. Glad the family is ok though.
  • by The one guy Location: colorado springs on Aug 1, 2009 at 04:12 PM
    why this home evasion stuff is getting pretty bad man, yeah I would love for one of these punks,homies or even better low IQers two envade my house. can you say make my day law.
  • by Be Safe Location: COS on Aug 1, 2009 at 12:22 PM
    Let's review. Open front door, extreme error in judgement! Southeast side of town, unfortunate location. Glad the residents weren't murdered. Criminal punks who did it? Drop dead, problem solved. CSPD is on it, go blue, get 'em!
  • by don Location: co spgs on Aug 1, 2009 at 11:01 AM
    people need to arm themselves so when this trash eneters your home you can shoot em DEAD!! these garbage people are criminals, they don't need to live!
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