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Home invaders rob family at gunpoint in Fort Worth

A family was held at gunpoint and robbed at a home in the 4900 block of Riverbend Drive in Fort Worth early Wednesday.
A family was held at gunpoint and robbed at a home in the 4900 block of Riverbend Drive in Fort Worth early Wednesday.

Two home invaders held a west Fort Worth family at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, took a man believed to be the father of the household to an ATM and forced him to withdraw a large amount of money, Fort Worth police said.

The second man held the family at gunpoint while the other took the victim to the bank, according to an email from police spokesman Officer Jimmy Pollozani. Once the first man returned, both suspects fled, he said. The victims were not injured.

The suspects apparently entered through a unlocked back door of the home in the 4900 block of Riverbend Drive.

Police were dispatched to the home at 4:33 a.m., Pollozani said. No arrests had been made by Wednesday evening.

The victims were Fort Worth attorney Jeffrey Prostok and his wife, Cynthia Prostok, according to WFAA. The couple’s 17-year-old daughter remained sleeping in an upstairs bedroom during the incident.

“You just see two men beside your bed, and then you automatically go into, ‘What’s the next thing I can do to make this better,’ ” Cynthia Prostok told WFAA.

Prostok said the men threatened to shoot the couple and their dog. They ended up stealing about $4,000 in cash and jewelry, Prostok said.

Fort Worth Police and the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office are looking for these 10 fugitives. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call 817-469-8477.

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