Cincinnati crime: Gunman threatens 9-year-old during home robbery in Price Hill

Boy, younger sister were alone

CINCINNATI - Police are looking for two robbers who threatened to shoot a 9-year-old boy during a home invasion in Price Hill.

Monique Norris said one of the men pressed a gun against her son’s chest.

“The guy was (on the porch) talking to him and he said the guy pushed the door open, put the gun to his chest right here and was like, ‘Show me the money, show me the money,’" Norris said.

Norris said the robbers got away with $1,000 from the house on Wilbud Drive. That included severance money from her old job and money she had been collecting for her son's football team, as well as LaRosa's Buddy cards.

But she knows it could have been much worse.

She said 9-year-old Jibriel and his younger sister had just come home from school and were alone when the men came to the door.

”They said they came to cut the grass,” Jibriel said. “Then they asked me a lot of questions.”

The men pushed their way in the front door.

"And then he just pulled a gun on me and then put it to my chest and told me, ‘Take me to the money,’ “ Jibriel said.  “And then he ran in there and went through the stuff and stole jewelry."

The boy was able to get away and meet his mom, who was returning home.

Jibriel was back to playing basketball outside their home Friday.  But while the trauma seemed to be behind him, it wasn’t for his mother, who couldn’t bear the thought of losing her son.

"Love your children, hold them tight, and teach not to open the door for nobody except for family,” Norris said.

“And just learn from my mistakes."

Norris said nobody knew she had that money except her family, and she didn’t think her family would steal from her.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 352-3040.

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