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Police ask for help finding burglars

20130726 MPD-Home-InvasionMISSION—All it took was three kicks for four men to gain access into a home early Monday morning and scare a family, including their children. Mission Police are now asking for the help of the community in finding the men who burglarized the Mission residence.

Home video surveillance cameras caught the four men gaining entry into the home on North Mayberry early Monday morning. The four men, after asking for drugs and money, left the home with a 55-inch screen TV and some jewelry.

One of the men is believed to be a man that had visited the home about six hours earlier asking for drugs, said Corporal Manuel Casas. The man is wearing the same bracelet and was in the same vehicle that the four men arrived in.

The men arrived in what looks like a white Kia Amanti, as far as authorities can tell. The vehicle did not have a front license plate.

The man that visited the home on Sunday only spoke Spanish. After the man of the house tried communicating with him, he called his wife, who did speak Spanish, to talk to the man. The man asked for drugs and where he could get some.

According to Casas, the residents told the man they did not have anything and the man left with a handshake and a goodbye.

At the time of the home invasion, one man was completely visible in the home surveillance. Two others were wearing bandanas while another wore a full ski mask.

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One man pointed a shotgun at the husband during the home invasion, at one point threatening the wife with it as well when she tried to fight them off and get them out of her house.

Also at home during the time of the invasion was a six- to seven-year-old boy who witnessed the whole invasion, and a three- to four-year-old girl who came out of her room after the men left.

The men are believed to be in their 30s to 40s. The one individual is believed to be in his 40s, about 5-feet 7-inches tall and weighing 200 pounds.

Police believe the men to be armed and dangerous, said Casas, who warned if someone sees them, do not approach them, call 9-1-1 or the TIPS hotline at 581-8477.

Casas said no matter what the circumstances were to the home invasion, whether the residents have any part in it, the main thing “is to catch those guys.”

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