Robbery Victim Held at Gunpoint Speaks to News 12

Reported by: Alisha Searl
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Updated: 10/29/2012 9:41 am
It is moving day for Francisco Reyes, less than 24 hours after he was held at gunpoint inside his 28th street home.

You can see the pain on his face as he tries to describe what happened Saturday night.

Reyes adds, "Give me your money, give me your money."

Seconds before that Reyes says four men wearing pantyhose over their faces kicked his door in.

He was inside with his wife and stepdaughter.

Reyes adds, "My baby, my baby. I'm looking for my baby."

When they found their baby they quickly hid her in a closet.

Meanwhile, the robbers made off with the last of Reyes money, $300.

Reyes adds, "No money for rent, no money to eat."

Reyes says one of the men also hit him in the face and side.

They then made a mad dash for a wooded area beside his house.

It is a story that angers just about everyone in this east Chattanooga community.

Marvin Griffin, a resident, says, "He's a scum bag. He should be able to die like a scum bag.  I don't believe that another person should take from another person."

Reyes says he had to borrow money Saturday night to put his family up in a motel.

And by Sunday, For Rent signs came up.

He says he is selling everything in his home, except his beds, in order to get by.

Reyes adds, "What happened, what happened? Why me?"

That is what Reyes says he asked God this weekend, along with, "Who did this?"

He wants to know who dressed up in a black hoodie, black cargo pants, black gloves, and then stuck a gun to head.

Griffin adds, "They ought to take and kill him. Put him to sleep. They aint good to society anyway, might as well put them to sleep if they catch them."

Now, just couple of hours later there was another robbery on Sequoia Drive.

However, officers do not believe the two are connected.
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