2 armed women rob family inside Miami home

Victim: Robbers threatened to hurt couple's children unless they handed over valuables

MIAMI – Police are searching for two women who allegedly robbed a family inside a home in Miami early Monday morning.

According to Maynor Martinez, who lives at the residence on Northwest 12th Avenue and 28th Street, the women broke into the home about 3 a.m. One was armed with a knife and the other had a gun.

Martinez, who was home with his wife, their 2-month-old daughter and 1 1/2-year-old son, told Local 10 News that the robbers pointed the weapons at his children and threatened to hurt them if he didn't hand over his money.

Martinez said the women got away with $350 in cash, two cellphones, a purse and some clothing items.

He said both of the women were wearing stockings over their faces, but said one of the women removed the covering at some point during the intrusion. He said both culprits appeared to be on drugs, and said one of the women had a large scar on the side of her neck.

The family has been living at the home for only three months. Martinez said he has asked the homeowner to fix the broken fence in front of the home before, which is about four feet high.

Police said they are looking for two white Hispanic women, believed to be between the ages of 25 to 35, who weigh about 180 pounds and are about 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Police said the woman who was armed with a gun has a tattoo or birthmark on her neck  and a disability on her eye lid.

Anyone with information about this home invasion is urged to call police.

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