Masked man invades home, robs family in Lincolnton

Seven-year-old Hermione Munoz says a masked gunman forced her dad to tie up her and her grandmother during a home invasion and robbery early Sunday morning.

"He made us go in the room and tie our hands because the man said to my dad to tie them up."

A masked man barged into the Munoz's home on Straight Drive in Lincolnton early Sunday morning, according to Gaston County Police. Hermione's father Manuel Munoz Angeles, says the suspect made him tie up his mom and Hermione with zip ties.

Manuel says the bad guy kept the gun pointed at him, punched him in the face, and forced him outside.

The suspect used a belt and zip ties to Bind him to a table outside his house and grabbed money out of his wallet and rummaged through the house.

"I was really bad, sad for my mom and daughter, it was ok but I was scared about them."

Hermione's grandmother managed to free herself from the zip ties, she called 911 and had Hermione talk with the operator the whole time. Neither of them knew if the bad guy was out of the house.

Surveillance video from the family's yard did not pick up many details to get a suspect description. The family is worried because the suspect has not been caught.

"It was really scary it was really quick, he did everything in about 7 minutes. 8 minutes."