Video Alarm System Saves California Family From Terrifying Home Invasion

She heard the robbers call her husband's name — a situation that, under other circumstances, could have caused her to open the door.

December 20, 2018

Image of the attempted home invasion [Ruby Gonzalez / YouTube (screenshot)]

Image of the attempted home invasion [Ruby Gonzalez / YouTube (screenshot)]

By: Catherine Townsend

COVINA, CA — A California family has revealed how they were saved from a terrifying home invasion by an alarm system that sent a notification to their phones.

At around 9:15 P.M. on December 18, the mother checked her phone and saw two men — who were carrying a revolver, brass knuckles, and a tire iron — approach her door in the 1500 block of East Algrove Street.

She said that she hid in the closet with their son and called 911. Her husband grabbed his gun, and then the robbers started knocking.

Video surveillance from posted on YouTube shows the two suspects, who are both wearing bandannas and hoods to hide their faces, standing on the porch.

“I just laid there with him and told him, 'I’ll grab your blanket and pillow,'” she told NBC Los Angeles. “I was just trying to make him feel comfortable.”

She heard the robbers call her husband's name — a situation that, under other circumstances, could have caused her to open the door.

After a few minutes, the would-be robbers left.

The family told the news channel that they believe the outcome could have been completely different if they did not have the camera and alerts.

Police believe the men left the scene in a white van, and the family is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the suspects of the attempted robbery.

Read more: NBC 4 Los Angeles

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