WANTED: Suspects in home robbery after woman scares them off with a gun
A mom armed with a gun scared off a group of criminals who broke into her daughter's Pueblo home.
The crime happened on Jan. 16. On Tuesday the Pueblo Police Department sent out a request to the public to help identify the fourth suspect in the case. The picture of the suspect can be viewed at the top of this article.
The group of armed teens busted through the back door at a home near Cornell and Rutgers at about 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 16. The neighborhood is near Sunset Park Elementary School. That school was placed on lockdown, and students were held an extra half hour while police searched for the suspects.
The teen suspects arrived at the victim’s home in a stolen car, broke in and took several items including a gun, jewelry and keys to the homeowner's car.
Surveillance footage shared with 11 News shows the criminals in the act armed with guns. One of them was even seen looking in the fridge. While they were rummaging through the house you can see the robbers gather at the front window. They noticed a woman coming toward the house.
That woman was the homeowner’s mom. She noticed the door ajar.
“I ran back in here I got my pistol and that’s when I walked across the street,” the mom told us.
She approached the house slowly, warning the criminals she had a gun.
“I’m glad I was warning them that I was coming in this way they wouldn’t surprise me.”
The teens took off running out the back of the home.
You can see the woman, pistol in hand, and cautiously make her way into the home. You can also hear her shouting out verbal warnings.
“I wasn’t afraid, I wasn’t scared, I was maybe it had to have probably been adrenaline.”
One of the suspects, a 14-year-old boy, was taken into custody.
“You don’t hurt my loved ones, you know, and without thinking and not even a second thought I just ran over.”
The homeowner’s sister helped police located the stolen car that was taken from the home about a mile away.
If you have any information on this crime or who the suspects are please call Pueblo Police at 719-553-2502.