Mom, kids held at gunpoint
WARREN – A 23-year-old Brier Street S.E. woman was robbed by two masked gunmen in front of her two small children on Saturday.
It is the second home invasion involving a mother and her children reported in the city in less than a month.
Brigit D. Scott said the men entered her residence through a side door about 6 p.m., according to a Warren police report. Scott reported that the men held her, her 4-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter at gunpoint. The men took two Xbox 360 video game systems and $1,000 cash, the police report stated. Scott told police that she did not know the men.
No injuries were reported.
Attempts by a Tribune Chronicle reporter to reach Scott through contact information included on the police report were not successful. A man, who would not identify himself, answered her cell phone and said Scott was not accepting any phone calls, had no comment and did not want to be bothered.
April 25, on the other side of the city, three masked gunmen held a woman and her children at gunpoint during a home invasion on Clearwater Street N.W. According to police, the men kicked down a door and demanded money from the woman just after midnight. Five children were at the home at the time, and the men took the woman’s cell phone, according to reports.
At the time of the Clearwater Street home invasion a neighbor, who did not want to disclose her name, said she has become increasingly concerned about crime her neighborhood.
Also on Clearwater, a 33-year-old woman told city police in March that three masked men, one of whom pointed a gun at her and demanded money, broke into her home while she was showering about12:30 a.m. The woman told police one of the men pointed a gun at her and asked her where her money was. When she said she didn’t have any money, he punched her in the side of the head and she fell onto the bed, the police report states. Her hands with tied and forced into a closet. The men took her cell phone.
No arrests have been made in any of these cases.