Mother, Son Threatened With Guns and Taser During Home Invasion

The victim said that the gunmen used duct tape to tie them up and put pillow cases over their heads.

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    In an exclusive interview with NBC4, the victims of a violent home robbery recount how four masked men with guns ransacked their Highland home while being bound at gunpoint. Tony Shin reports from Highland for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    A Highland resident says she’s just grateful to be alive after four robbers broke into her home and threatened her and her 30-year-old son for nearly an hour while the house was ransacked.

    The four masked men entered through the front door of the home on the 5900 block of Ardon Avenue around 2 a.m. Friday.

    "I just thank God that we alive," Alice Evans tearfully said. "All of them had guns and they all were pointed at us."

    Evans said the gunmen used duct tape to tie up her and her son Arman. They also put pillow cases over their heads.

    "They just told me to shut up. If I didn't shut up, they were going to shoot me and my son," Evans said.

    "They kept saying, 'where's the money? Where's the money?' And I told them, 'I don't have no money!' You know, I live off of social security."

    Evans said the men used a taser on her and her son multiple times, and that she prayed for the harassment to end.

    The men went through cabinets and closets searching for whatever they could find. The men took thousands of dollars worth of items, including a pair of $3,000 earrings. They also ransacked the car that belongs to Evans’ mother, who is battling lung and liver cancer.

    The men left at around 3 a.m.

    For Evans, the incident occurred at an especially difficult time. In an unrelated case, the father of Evans’ granddaughter was murdered two weeks ago.

    "I can't go through this, I can't take this,” Evans said.

    San Bernardino Sheriff’s detectives are looking for the four men. Anyone who has any information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department.

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