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Crooks hold gun to Toledo boy's head; steal family's Christmas gifts

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – Police are searching for two gunmen who held a gun to a 13-year-old boy's head and then stole a Toledo family's Christmas gifts.

Diane Warren says the grinches entered her home on East Streicher through an unlocked bathroom window.

Once inside, Warren say the men held a gun to her son's head.

"They told him to do what they said or else they would shoot him," said Warren, who was out Christmas shopping. "They told him to stop and lay down on the bed and don't move and that's what he did."

Next, the men trashed the family's Christmas and took all of the presents.

Warren says once the men had the gifts, they loaded them into a kitchen garbage can and headed out the door.

Additionally, Warren's daughter arrived home just as the crooks were leaving out the back door.

Once the men were gone, the boy called his mother and a neighbor called 911.

When Warren heard what had happened she says her knees buckled and she thanked God that her children were not killed.

Warren wants the gunmen behind bars because she says they have no conscience – or consideration for human life. 

Police did locate some of the family's Christmas presents when they followed the suspects' footprints in the snow and located a bow in the back alley.

Then they found the garbage can which still had the PlayStation and a couple other gifts inside.

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