A Burton woman and her two young children were held at gunpoint Monday after two men broke into her home and robbed the family.
It was the second home invasion in northern Beaufort County in less than a week. The first occurred Aug. 22 when a mother and her daughter were held at gunpoint and robbed as they entered their Lady's Island home. A Beaufort County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said the two crimes are not related.
In the Monday incident, deputies were called at about 11 a.m. to Independent Mobile Home Park, where a 28-year-old woman said her children, ages 5 and 7, were in the living room when they heard a noise at the back door and saw two men, one armed with a handgun, barge in.
The men forced the woman and her children into a back bedroom, where one of the men held them at gunpoint while the other rummaged through the house, according to a news release.
After taking various electronic devices, the two men ran, the release said.
They were described as two black males. One was skinny, about 6 feet tall, wearing a red shirt and blue-jean shorts. The other was described as short and chubby, about 5-feet-1, bald, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a white hat.
In the first home invasion, a 52-year-old Lady's Island woman told deputies two armed men forced their way into her home on Wildwood Lane and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
She and her 14-year-old daughter had just returned home that night and were met at their door by two men who pushed their way inside, struck the mother and held them both at gunpoint, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The men rummaged the home, taking an undisclosed amount of cash before running away, a news release said.
The mother had a minor head injury and was treated at the scene by EMS workers. Her daughter was unharmed.
The suspects were described as black males wearing all-black clothing, black masks and black gloves.
Anyone with information about either crime can call county dispatch at 843-524-2777.