FRISCO, Texas - A Frisco family is still shaken and fearful after a violent crime this week.
Armed masked men broke into their home and tied up a mother and father while their two young children slept in their rooms. They believe they were targeted.
The wife says she believes her family was targeted because they had just come back from a long vacation the very night they were attacked. The couple and their kids were all home that night. One of their sons pretended he was asleep as the burglars made their way through the house.
The woman who spoke to FOX 4 didn't want her face shown but says early Tuesday morning she and her husband were deep asleep when a group of strangers wearing masks and armed with guns broke in through the back door and stormed into their bedroom.
“They were flashing their lights at our face,” she recalled. “And then after a few seconds, we were able to tell there were all these men with black masks and guns in their hands. And they were pointing the guns at us.”
The woman says the group got in by smashing their back door in with a rock in the backyard of their home on Amberdale and tied them up using shoelaces, telling them to lie face down on the ground.
“When my husband was trying to talk to them, one of the men hit my husband on the head with that gun,” she recalled.
The woman says one man kept a gun pointed at them while four others went room to room, grabbing jewelry and cash. They even went into their 8- and 11-year-old sons' bedrooms.
“My older son, he did wake up and he saw the two men in his room,” she said. “And so he pretended to be asleep.”
The woman says they were held hostage for about 25 minutes.
“I asked him, ‘Now, are you going to shoot us before you leave?’ He said, ‘No, we don't kill,’” she recalled. “Those were his words. ‘We don't kill.’”
The family believes the attack wasn't random.
“We were gone for a whole month. The house was vacant and nothing happened. And the day we come back from a wedding — maybe they knew we just came back and they targeted us.”
The couple is just thankful their family is alive.
“They took whatever they took. That's fine. We'll get over it,” she said. “But at least our lives are saved, and they didn't hurt us.”
The woman says the men spoke Spanish to each other at times and got a phone call during the break in. Someone on the other line was asking what they got, and the man listed the jewelry and cash they stole.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Frisco Police Department.