RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A home invasion rocks a Richmond neighborhood. It happened in broad day light Thursday afternoon.
Friends and family members of the victims say, four children, all under the age of the eleven, were inside the home when the crime unfolded. In a phone conversation the father of the children said the suspect pushed one kid to the ground and pointed a gun at the other children. This all unfolded at Village South Townhomes on Maury Street in Richmond.
It was 4:02 Thursday afternoon when loved ones say a stranger entered the home. The man had a gun. Neighbors say, the mother was upstairs, her children and her niece were downstairs.
"We heard all this yelling, crying and screaming and the boy was so hysterical he said that the man put a gun to his head and he made all of us kids line up against the wall," said one female neighbor who did not want to be identified.
The female neighbor knows the victims and says the mother came downstairs when she heard an unfamiliar voice in her home.
"According to her, she said she pushed the man and when she pushed him she told the kids to run and that's when they ran over here to my door," said the female neighbor.
Several neighbors say the mother also ran outside -- screaming for help.
"The mother told us he kept demanding money and told the kids he just wanted money," said the female neighbor.
The father of the children, who was not home during the incident, says the suspect chased after the children. The suspect eventually ran away. Now, neighbors say they're on alert.
"It's so many different people coming around here a lot of odd faces that we haven't seen before so you never know," said another neighbor.
The victims are staying elsewhere they're too afraid to come home. If you have any information on this crime contact police.