Hours after moving into an apartment on Southeast 10 Avenue, Scot Mills, along with his wife and son, had just begun to unpack when they heard a knock at the door.
New video released by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows the moment a Pompano Beach family found themselves staring down the barrel of a gun inside their own home.
The armed home invasion happened the night of February 1 at the home at 100 Southeast 10th Avenue, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said Monday.
Surveillance video outside the Pompano Beach house recorded the armed men. He looked through the peephole, didn't see anyone and opened the door, and three armed men forced their way inside.
"We just moved in today guys, I swear", he could be heard saying. "Take everything. Take what you want, ' and there was nothing in there", Mills said.
According to Mills, one of the robbers seemed confused, also. "Let's leave, Slick. It's not here, '" Mills said.
"Those guys terrified my family for no reason other than looking for stuff that someone else had that they wanted", Mills said.
"There's no guns, man", the resident answers.
Chris Mills lives in the apartment with his family. The family told detectives they think the robbers were after the previous tenants.
"Basically, that was our rent for the next month and our living funds", he said.
One of the thieves wore a black hooded jacket, tan trousers and a black and white bandanna over his face, according to deputies. The second suspect wore a brown and gray plaid shirt, tan trousers and a black knit cap and his face was exposed. Third suspect wore a black long-sleeve shirt, gray jeans with black patches and a red shirt around his face.
Anyone with information is asked to call BSO Robbery Det. Broward County Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips and will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.