KC mom hides with daughter when burglars break into home in broad daylight

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A mom told police in broad daylight that young burglars broke into KC her house while she was alone with her little girl.

"Oh, my God I first heard one of them shaking my door knob, then I heard banging on my window and all three were standing on my front porch. I was terrified, " said 23-year-old Mayra Villanueva about the burglars who gave her the scare of her life.

It was around one o'clock Tuesday afternoon and Mayra was home with her two year old daughter near Anderson and Askew on Kansas City's Northeast side.

"All of a sudden I heard them bust through my basement door. I heard my kitchen floor squeaking and I knew they were inside my house," a terrified Mayra recounted for FOX 4's Robert Townsend during an interview on Wednesday.

"I didn't know what to do at first. I didn't know if I should grab the baby and run. I was so scared. I felt like I was going to pass out. It was the most scariest thing I've ever experienced in my entire life," said Mayra.

The frightened mom grabbed her baby and immediately called her boyfriend who was at work.

"I told him somebody's in the house. I'm scared for me and the baby and he rushed home, " added Mayra.

"I was just worried about them both. I jumped in my car, left work. I was speeding at times, weaving in and out of traffic. I just wanted to get home and make sure that they're fine," said Jose Esparza, Mayra's boyfriend.

Mayra wasted no time to run upstairs with her little girl and barricaded herself in her bedroom.

"I put all my weight against the door and just held it down while they came upstairs and kept pushing their shoulders against the door and tried to bust through, but I wasn't going to let them get in the room and do anything to me or my daughter," said a still shaking Mayra.

"They rummaged through my house, opened dresser drawers in my kids' rooms, stole $400 from my purse, my credit cards and before they ran off they also took seven Christmas presents I hadn't even wrapped for my three children. Yeah, they stole myself, but most importantly my daughter and I weren't hurt, that's all that matters to me," said Mayra.

Before the burglars got inside her home, Mayra was able to quickly snap a cell phone picture of the burglars, who sat on a ledge across the street near a vacant school. Police are reviewing the picture and they also took fingerprints from anything the intruders may have touched.

"I haven't slept. Every time I hear a strong wind, a strange noise I shake. I don't feel safe here at all now, and, after just four months I want to move, " added Mayra.

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