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Colorado Armed Robbers Pose As Delivery Drivers, Injure Children

Police in Aurora, Colo., are searching for the suspects who posed as delivery drivers and robbed a family at gunpoint in their home last week, Scripps News reports. Police said the suspects were dressed in construction vests and claimed they were there to drop off a package. Angelo Medina Rodriguez said he had ordered a video game for his son on Amazon, so he didn't think much of it when he saw a man through his Ring Doorbell video saying he had a package to deliver. Rodriguez said his 6-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter were home with a friend and caretaker, David Hernandez. When they opened the door, three men with guns forced their way in, demanding money.

“When [David] opened the door, they immediately pushed him and grabbed him by the neck," Rodriguez said in Spanish. “They grabbed my daughter and started choking her." Hernandez said that he was able to escape out the back door and run to a neighbor's house for help. “There was no need to hurt the kids," Hernandez said. Since the incident, he said he hasn't been able to sleep. Rodriguez said his son and daughter suffered minor injuries from the attack and went to the hospital. Investigators believe the family was targeted due to a business that was being run out of the home. The thieves stole personal items and cash from the business. The Aurora Police Department urged residents to be cautious of strangers at their doors. Delivery drivers traditionally wear branded uniforms, and you typically do not need to be home to receive a package. Police suggested that people consider alternate delivery options, such as picking up mail from a P.O. box or choosing a "Hold for Pickup" option.


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