ELVERTA (CBS13) – An Elverta woman was confronted by armed, masked robbers in her home; and she had to beg them not to shoot.
The thieves covered up the crime well by wearing masks and gloves the whole time.
Because the suspects are still out there, the victim did not want to be identified.
The burglars demanded gold and cash, and they would get away with more than $18,000.
Three men, two of whom were armed, wearing all black with ski masks and gloves went through an unlocked sliding door of the Elverta home. The then came face-to-face with the homeowner in the hallway.
“They said don’t shout, don’t shout,” the woman said.
As the trio demanded the victim keep quiet, she had one request of her own.
“I said please don’t shoot me,” she said.
She says that’s when the masked men made their next demand, to give them the money and gold.
She led them to her room where they knew exactly what she had hidden in her dresser.
“I said ‘take it, take it. Please don’t shoot me. What you want, you take it,'” she said.
One of the burglars had a strong grip on her neck, while his other hand was holding a gun to her head as she handed him all her jewelry and more than $18,000 in cash that she saved for years.
“I said ‘please, please, I give you all the money, gold but don’t shoot me please,’ ” she said.
They then pushed her outside, forcing her to help them in their getaway. They pointed the gun at her while she held a chair that they used to hop over the fence.
Never once did the victim’s home surveillance cameras catch the trio. It’s as if they knew exactly where those cameras were pointed and recording.
The family is left wondering if the robbers were in their home before, or is it possible they know them.
“She’s scared to be home alone, like if we go to school she doesn’t want to be home alone,” said one family member.
“Everyday I sit outside, but today I didn’t open the door,” the woman said. “I didn’t go outside.”
The family is now setting up cameras in the backyard, which backs up to a golf course.
Deputies set up a perimeter Thursday to try and search for the guys, but didn’t have any luck.