Calif. Mom Begs for Snatched Tot's Return

Cops stumped by home robbery that turned into kidnapping
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2009 6:39 AM CDT
Calif. Mom Begs for Snatched Tot's Return
Briant Rodriguez, 3, was abducted from his home Sunday by gunmen who bound his mom and four siblings and ransacked their house.    (AP Photo/San Bernardino County, Ca. Sheriff's Department)

A mother whose toddler son was snatched by gunmen who invaded her home pleaded yesterday for her son's return. "If anyone sees my boy, call the police quickly. I need you to help me find my boy," a tearful Maria Rosalina Millan said at a press conference. Briant Rodriguez, 3, was kidnapped Sunday after two gunmen bound his mother and four sisters and ransacked their San Bernardino home. Police were stunned by the crime.

"In my 20-year career, this is the first time I have experienced a home invasion robbery that has resulted in a kidnapping," said a police official. (Read more crime stories.)

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