A California woman pulling into her driveway made a frantic 911 call as she witnessed a group of robbers invade her San Jose home and hold her husband at gunpoint last week.
The woman’s dashcam caught parts of the incident at her residence on the 1000 block of Summerdale Drive at around 4 p.m. on May 31.
Dashcam footage shows the moment the family’s garage door opens to reveal several people running around. The woman starts honking and calls 911.
Seconds later, one of the intruders can be seen making gestures at the woman, presumably to make her stop honking. She complies after realizing that her husband is being held at gunpoint.
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“There is a robbery happening [at my home] and they’re holding my husband at gun… gun… gun…,” the woman tells the police while catching her breath. “I cannot honk. My husband is at gunpoint. I have an infant.”
The intruders eventually took off in what appeared to be a silver Toyota RAV4 SUV, and the woman managed to report the car’s license plate. However, the robbers have yet to be identified, for the police have alleged that they had stolen the vehicle from another home two hours earlier. Both incidents involved AAPI families, according to ABC7 News anchor Dion Lim. The first robbery occurred in the 600 block of North Capital Avenue, involved five to six suspects and victimized a pair of Chinese seniors.
The second robbery involved around the same number of suspects, who took the victims’ debit cards, electronics, jewelry, ID cards and passports.
“It looks like six people came in and jumped over a back fence. Came in through a window. One of them had a gun. And they just took everything. They held them hostage,” neighbor Sandeep Potdar told KTVU.
The robberies remain under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Van Brande of the San Jose Police Department’s Robbery Unit at 408-277-4166. Anonymous tipsters may also call 408-947-STOP (7867).