Thieves exploit Bible to enter family home
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Deputies are searching for a pair of armed robbers who used a Bible to get into a home where they held a grandfather and his two grandchildren hostage for almost an hour.
The incident happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 4900 block of Peters Road.
The victim, who did not want to be identified, said his young grandson opened his door to the men because they were well dressed and one was carrying a Bible.
When he opened the door, one of the suspects pulled out a gun from behind the bible, and they forced their way into the home. The man and his two grandsons, ages 8 and 10, were held at gunpoint on the floor for upwards of an hour while the suspects rummaged through the home.
"They held a gun to my head and to my grandsons," said the victim through a translator. "They told me give me your money, jewelry and drugs. I told him there is no money here and no drugs here."
The victim said he felt helpless and couldn't breath well because he is on oxygen. He said the robbers told him they would kill the kids if he did not tell him where his valuables were. "Imagine how worried I was to see the kids thrown on the floor with a gun to their heads," said the victim.
The suspects took all of the grandfather's jewelry and some other items before they fled.
The victim said he is now concerned that his once peaceful, happy home no longer feels safe and his grandchildren do not want to return.
If you have any information on this home invasion robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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