Greensboro family robbed of rent money

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Police are searching for two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint inside her apartment on Tuesday morning. 

Reyes Mrtha says she had just let her husband and two kids out the back door to go to school when two men busted in through the same door, seconds later.

Police say one man was dressed in all black and the other was armed with a gun and wearing a skeleton mask.

"He told me to go in the room and give me [them] the money. I said, I didn't have any money. He yelled at me... I was scared," said Mrtha. 

Mrtha gave into the suspects' demand by handing over $400 that was set aside for rent.

Before leaving, the masked man shoved Mrtha into a bathroom.

Mrtha wasn't hurt and is thankful her kids weren't home to see what happened. However,  she says now her family has to find a way to pay the next months rent.

"I don't have any money to pay the rent next week. I have to pay the rent," said Mrtha.

Mrtha says her husband works 12-hour shifts, six days a week and is disappointed to see people take it away so quickly. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336-373-1000. 

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