STAFFORD, Va. -- A mother and her 10-year-old son were tied up and held at gunpoint inside their Stafford County home Wednesday morning, according to investigators.
Danielle Lucas said her family will not be staying at their Sierra Drive home Wednesday night, worried that the two masked men who stormed in, may come back.
"Two masked men came in and told me to get back in bed, tied me up and said, ‘If you don't follow my commands, I'll kill you,’” said Danielle Lucas.
She said she then tried frantically calling out for her 10-year-old son who was asleep on the couch.
"I heard the guy say to him, ‘If you don't do what I tell you, then I'm going to kill you in front of your mom,’" said Danielle.
She said the terror lasted between 10 and 15 minutes.
"I was freaked out,” said Danielle. "I was like, ‘what are you doing, what do you want?’"
The victim’s mother, Debbie Lucas, said she got a knock on her door early Wednesday morning from her daughter, wrists bound with zip ties and asking for help.
"She tells me these fools tied her up, tied my grandson up and had a gun,” Lucas said. “I'm done, I'm done. We need to get these fools off the street."
She said she isn’t happy and she’s fired up to catch the perpetrators.
"If you mess with my grandson, oh, I got a problem with that,” said Lucas. “Trust me, I'm not a happy camper."
Deputies believe the house was targeted and may have ties to drug activity, but Danielle Lucas said the only possibility of drugs in this house ended more than a month ago.
"My boyfriend was locked up for distribution, but he's been in jail since December 22," said Danielle.
After busting in a back door and then ransacking her home, the armed thieves got away with cash, and a gaming system.
"I’m a certified nursing assistant and make $10 an hour,” said Danielle. “I was like, ‘I don't have a lot.’"
Deputies said they're looking for two masked white men. If you saw anything suspicious around 3:30 or 4:00 Wednesday morning, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400or Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020.