DODGE COUNTY — Dodge County officials are looking for a group of men who robbed a home at gunpoint Saturday afternoon, September 1st in the Town of Theresa.
Police say a group of masked men came into the home, and tied up 15 people (including five kids), and then took items from the home, including jewelry, purses, wallets and cash.
Migrant dairy workers were having a family reunion, when Roberto Isidro says eight to 10 men busted into the house. Isidro says 13 people were inside at the time, including five kids.
“Everybody was scared, because they said ‘we kill.’ Everybody had a gun. They said ‘everybody go to the floor. Nobody move. I kill.’ We told them ‘easy everybody, easy.’ All the kids were crying,” Isidro said.
Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls says the situation got worse when a neighbor and her friend pulled up to visit during the invasion.
“They were confronted by a gunman outside, who immediately pointed a gun in their faces, and forced them from their vehicle and into the house,” Nehls said.
Isidro said he did not recognize any of the men. Police are not commenting on a motive at this time, but say it does not appear to be random.
“It’s very concerning when you have the number of armed perpetrators we had commit this crime, as well as the large number of victims,” Nehls said.
Isidro says his wife and two kids will be moving from the house.
“My heart goes out to the victims and those families. They’ve been very upright and honest with us. They’ve been very forthright and have given us all the information they can,” Nehls said.
The suspects fled in a black, late model Ford Expedition SUV, headed south on Highway 175 toward Milwaukee.
Dodge County officials say the suspects ranged in height from 5’2″ to 6’1″. One of the men had a ponytail that went down to his waist.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dodge County officials at (920) 386-3726.