San Bernadino, CA– On Sunday afternoon, just as the Rodriguez family was about to leave their home, 2 gunman burst into the home of Maria Rosalina Millan, tied up the family with red tape and began ransacking the home.
After about 20 minutes of the gunmen rummaging through the home taking money, Rosalina’s cell phone and some undisclosed items, the men left with Briant, ordering his mother and the other children not to call police. While inside the house, one of the attackers appeared to be directed to areas of the home via a hand-held 2way device.
Briant is the youngest of Millan’s seven children, 2 of which were not present at the time of the abduction. Briant’s older brother Benjamin Barasa:
Briant’s older brother said the men tried to steal the family car.
“Our keys were inside our car, cause we were about to leave,” 14-year-old Benjamin Barasa said. “So they couldn’t find them, so they got mad. They took my little brother. He didn’t know what was happening, so he wasn’t crying.”
An 8 year old brother who freed himself while the men were on their way out with his baby brother attempted to go after Briant, but was unsuccessful. After 9 hours, an Amber Alert was issued for Briant Rodriguez.