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Investigators believe home targeted in armed robbery

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at a home off of Mockingbird Drive.

The robbery occurred early Thursday morning, just after midnight.

According to the sheriff's office, two men entered the home and brandished guns. They took some money and fled the scene.

The resident seemed to know one of the suspects. The entire family was home at the time, including four children.

The mother said it was a terrifying situation.

"Man, it's like being a prisoner in your own house," said the mother, who did not want to reveal her identity. "I still haven't gone to sleep, and it happened around 12:30 this morning. Every five minutes I'm getting up, walking, checking on the kids. It's crazy. You see stuff like this on TV and you don't think it could happen to you.

Investigators believe this home was targeted and there is no immediate threat in the area.

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