A pair of intruders kicked in the back door of a Kansas City residence as a woman and her infant child hid in an upstairs bedroom, the woman told police.
The break-in happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 3700 block of College Avenue. As the robbers tried to pry open the door to the bedroom, the woman held it closed. She heard a gun being cocked before one intruder said they would shoot her if she did not open the door. She refused, according to police.
The woman then heard the robbers rummage through her belongings downstairs before fleeing. Police did not have a detailed description of the robbers.
The woman and her child were unharmed.
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It was the second time in this week that intruders forced their way into a residence where a woman and a child were alone. On Tuesday, a woman told police that three men broke into her home in the 3500 block of Anderson Avenue about 1 p.m.
The woman said she had earlier noticed the three men sitting across the street. One later knocked on her front door. The homeowner did not answer and went to an upstairs bedroom and locked the door. She then heard someone break in and move around on the first floor. The intruders went upstairs and tried to push into the bedroom where she and her 1-year-old child were hiding.
The robbers left when they realized that someone was home, according to police.
Investigators do not believe the two break-ins are connected, said Sgt. Kari D. Thompson, a police spokeswoman.
Anyone with information about either incident should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).