Deputies investigating home invasion east of Colorado Springs

Deputies say three men and a woman forced their way into this home east of Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News
Deputies say three men and a woman forced their way into this home east of Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scary home invasion at a home day care.

The robbery happened around 1:30 Thursday on Riverwalk parkway.

That’s just southeast of Constitution Ave and Marksheffel road.

This home invasion caused a lot of concern in that neighborhood.

The homeowner was skyping with her friend in Vancouver Canada when she heard a knock at the door.

When she opened it a woman asked her to confirm her address.

She did and when she turned around she saw men with guns already in her home.

“Three men, one woman; they were all wearing ski masks. The three men were armed,” said El Paso County Sheriff’s Officer Spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby.

“It’s really scary. It makes me worry about my kids playing around outside and answering the door,” said neighbor Melanie Corbett.

Law enforcement hasn’t seen anything like this recently.

“Very professional and odd to be doing it in broad daylight as well. They were able to make entry in to the home. They did steal the woman’s purse,” said Kirby.

Neighbors said this is way out of the norm for the neighborhood.

“We usually don’t have a lot of problems out here and people play outside all the time. There are usually joggers and walkers,” said Corbett.

The scariest part of the robbery is that the home is a day care.

“There were four children under the age of four at the time this occurred and thankfully nobody was injured,” said Kirby.

Suthorities don’t have much to go on, but they do have one description.

“We do know that the female suspect has strawberry reddish hair with blonde highlights that was able to be seen underneath the ski mask that she was wearing,” said Kirby.

Only one description makes solving this difficult.

“A little challenging. We are processing the exterior of the home and processing the scene inside the home. Hopefully we can get some identifiers that will help us as we go forward in the investigation,” said Kirby.

The woman suspect is described as Hispanic, 5’5” tall, 135 lbs, and having blonde or light hair with dark roots.

If you know anything about this robbery you’re asked to call police.

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