MOLALLA, Ore. – Police in Molalla are searching for two burglars who were in a family's new home when the mother and her toddler came home and were startled to see the criminals there.
The mother did not want to be identified. She told police one of the suspects told her he had a gun and threatened her with it, ordered her to another part of the house and told her to not call police. The mother told police she never actually saw a gun.
It happened in the 1100 block of Meadow Drive just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.
An at-home day care owner across the street recorded cellphone video as police and deputies arrived on scene. Nichole Garcia told KATU, "There were like five police officers and then the K-9s arrived and everything, and then they just all at once went into the house, guns drawn."
Police said there were no signs of forced entry into the woman’s home. They encouraged neighbors to make sure their doors and windows were locked.
The suspects are described as white men in their 20s who are both about 5-foot-9. Police said the suspects had average builds and were wearing something that covered their faces.
KATU News reporter Emily Sinovic contributed to this report.