May 5, 2009
SAN BERNARDINO-- Authorities along the U.S.-Mexico border have been put on alert for any sign of a 3-year-old San Bernardino boy who was reported snatched at gunpoint from his family's home.
The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert late Sunday for Briant Rodriguez, sheriff's officials said.
The child was taken from the house in the 8000 block of Pedley Road during a home invasion robbery around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's spokesperson Cindy Beavers.
The two suspects, armed with handguns, tied up the mother, Rosa "Maria" Millana, and four other children and ransacked the home before escaping with the child and an unknown amount of cash, Beavers said.
One of the children, an 8-year-old boy, freed himself and then untied the rest of the family, Beavers said.
I was watching this on the news yesterday. Ugh, it was a home invasion, they tied up the whole family took what they could find and then took her youngest child. One of the witness says, the invadors were talking to outside people on the phone saying "there's nothing here, we're taking the boy."
I have a feeling they went into the wrong home. :( I feel so bad for this little boy. It didn't seem like this family had any gangsters in it, and they say they don't know of any beef they may have with anyone.
This was a moment where I wish this family had a gun :/ maybe they could of saved the little boy?