Only on 5: 8 year-old recalls armed robbery - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Only on 5: 8 year-old recalls armed robbery

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Memphis 8-year-old was held at gunpoint while a man robbed his dad on their own front porch.

The family fears others in the Hispanic community may be under siege.

“This guy was aiming at my face, and my dad was trying to protect me," said “Alex,” whose identity WMC Action News 5 agreed to conceal.

The 8-year-old and his family were in fear for their safety when WMC Action News 5 spoke with them.

“I thought he was going to shoot me at the face, because he was pointing," said Alex.

They said it happened around 10:30 p.m. Sunday as Alex's dad arrived home. His son normally greets him at the front door.

“Like, he was almost going to pull the trigger, but then I closed the door," said Alex.

Alex said his dad was on the front porch when the gunman demanded his wallet.  He threw the wallet on the ground and the gunman grabbed it.

They said the robber ran down the street to a waiting car.

"I don't want anyone else to go through this situation," said Alex’s mother.

She was concerned about other Hispanic victims and said she heard from police the same suspects may be responsible for similar crimes.

"It is really sad, and then most of the times they don't say anything about it, just because they're too scared or because of their legal status,” said Alex’s mother. “Which I don't think it should be like that."

She said they didn't think twice about reporting their robber to police.

“I hope they catch him,” said Alex. “Because I don't think he's a good person; he's a bad person."

Police said the robber got into a black, four-door car and drove towards Jackson Avenue.  Call Crime-Stoppers at 901-528-CASH with any information.

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