PHOENIX - Police say three men who posed as police broke into a Phoenix home looking for drugs but quickly realized they had the “wrong house.”
A Phoenix police detective on scene told ABC15 the incident happened around 4:30 a.m. near Roosevelt and 32nd streets.
Juan Morales said his mother, sister, and his sister’s three young children were home at the time.
“They wake up and there are guys with guns. They're pretty much kinda scared, shook up,” said Morales.
Morales told ABC15 one of the suspects even pointed a gun at his four-month-old niece and threatened to kill her if the family did not cooperate.
“I mean it's definitely terrifying. I think it's traumatizing for everybody but I think the kids are the ones scared the most,” said Morales.
The burglars were reportedly targeting someone specific, but after searching the home for drugs and coming up empty handed, they realized it was the wrong place.
“They overheard one of the guys telling another one of the individuals 'I told you. We're in the wrong house,' so that's why I think they gave up and didn't hurt anybody because they realized hey maybe they did hit the wrong house,” said Morales.
The family was only able to give a vague description of the men and said they left in two cars outside of the home.
“You're violated. Your home is where you should be, at least feel safe so it kinda bothers you that somebody could just break in and just kinda hold your family hostage,” said Morales.
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