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Armed Burglars Break Into Home For Pain Pills

By: Kendra Potter Email
By: Kendra Potter Email

With a pit bull guarding the house and new locks on the door, Melody Nequette and her 9-year-old son John are trying to forget about the scariest moment of their lives.

"The way the dog was barking and the way they were beating on the door, I knew something was wrong, said Melody Nequette.

She says two guys in ski masks pounded on the door, and then broke it open.

"And now anytime anybody even knocks at the door I go run and hide. And I didn't think it would affect me that bad,” said Nequette.

Nequette stayed on the phone with her teenage daughter, and stood in between the burglars and her son.

But it wasn't long before she realized the burglars knew exactly what they came for.

"They said 'give us your pills you stupid woman.' And they were cussing at me and yelling at me,” said Nequette.

That's when Nequette says she recognized them as neighborhood teens who've asked for pain pills before. Once they came to the house and offered her money for her pills. Another time they saw her picking up her medication at the pharmacy and begged her for the pills.

But this time they used force. Both were armed with guns.

“When they pulled out the big gun and pointed it towards my head, I just said 'here's the purse. Everything is in the purse,'” said Nequette.

Nequette lost keepsakes, identification, and all her money, more than $1,000 worth. She had just pulled all her money out of the bank to make payments.

“I was gonna pay all my bills and now I have nothing,” said Nequette.

But the pills were not in her purse.

"That was my goal. I wasn't going to give them what they came for. I wasn't going to give them what they wanted,” said Nequette.

She says teenagers gave police an alibi and were not arrested. Now she's begging police to continue their investigation, so they don’t do come back, or do this to someone else.

If you have any information call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-7867.


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