It's been about two years since an Orchard Mesa family was robbed and Mesa County Sheriff's Officials are still looking for the thieves involved. On April 1, 2004 atleast three suspects tricked a 15–year–old boy into believing they're interested in buying a car in the drivway. The suspects forced their way inside the boy's home, held a knife to his throat and tied him up. Then they forced the victim to open the garage door. The suspects then told the boy to go back inside the house. From there they stole a safe containing 65-thousand dollars in cash, more than 20 guns and some jewlery. After the suspects left, the victim made his way into the kitchen, grabed a butcher knife with his mouth and cut him self free and dialed 911. One of the suspects is described as a white male, six feet tall weighing 140 to 150 pounds. He has a goatee and has a cross tatoo on his face. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a green sweater and jeans that were slit on the sides to accommodate his large work boots. Anyone with information on this crime that changed a young boys life is asked to call the anonymous crimestoppers tip line at 241–stop. CrimeStoppers will pay up to $1,000.00 for information leading to an arrest.
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