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Family terrified after home targeted by burglars for second time

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A Kansas City mother has a terrifying tale after men broke inside her home, all while her children slept in their beds. A Kansas City mother has a terrifying tale after men broke inside her home, all while her children slept in their beds.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City mother has a terrifying tale after men broke inside her home, all while her children slept in their beds.

"You don't know what's going to happen in that second," said Cheree Cook, who woke up early Monday morning to a scary noise inside her home in the 8700 block of East 111th Street.

"I heard some knocks, like some boom, booms," she said.

She soon realized two men had broken in through a window. Her three children were sleeping in the next room, and she worried a wrong move could put them at risk.

"They came down the hallway. They shined lights in my son's room, and then they shined a light in my room. I moved around, and they just backed up," Cook said.

She dialed 911 about 1:20 a.m., and as soon as she saw the flashing lights, Cook said she raised her bedroom window and started screaming.

The burglars stole some computer tablets and ran out the back door. Police chased them but couldn't catch up. And it was the second time someone has broken into the home in less than a month - though no one was home the first time.

"You don't feel comfortable. You don't feel at home.You don't want to be at home, you're scared. I can't help my kids because what do I tell them?" Cook said.

She worries the burglars will keep coming back but says she doesn't know why they're targeting her.

"I don't know. I don't know what they're looking for, but it's not here. I just want my peace back in my house. That's all I want," she said. "It's not a game. You just can't come in people's homes when you want to. You can't. We work, we work for what we have," she said.

Cook knows the only thing irreplaceable here is her family, but to feel safe in her home again, she hopes police can act fast.

"These people keep coming back in my home, and I want to know who, I want to know. I want to have peace, a closure to it, at least to know that they have been caught," she said.

Cook says the burglars were wearing masks, so she couldn't get a clear look at them. Police did find evidence at the scene that they're processing in order to find suspects.

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