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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – A mother and her four-year-old daughter were held at gunpoint and robbed inside their motel room at Americas Best Value Inn on Slappey Blvd. early Tuesday morning.

"They pointed the gun at both of us," said Peters.

They're hoping to get some peaceful sleep and momentarily forget about the nightmare they went through around 1:30.

"I had just come in here and I guess I didn't shut the door all the way and when I turned around two guys had guns," she said.

The men shoved Peters and her 4-year-old little girl to the ground and demanded money. Then they forced them to get in the bathroom.

"She was crying, she was upset," said Peters.

They locked themselves in the bathroom. When it was all over her safe was missing and the men had vanished. Inside the safe was a little cash and her birth certificates.

"I was panicking, all I thought about was her," Peters cried.

Friends were there for support.

"She came out crying and I just wanted to be a shoulder to cry on," said her friend, Casey Griffin.

Peters feels like she had to have been targeted, that someone had possibly been watching her during her four week stay at the motel. Her friends agree and are disgusted that two men would put a child's life in danger.

"I'm very angry. I'd like to find who did that and do something to them," he said.

Now she hopes police will do their job, look at surveillance video, and find the men who held guns to her daughter's face.

Peters says the robbers were white, both wearing sunglasses, baseball caps and something covering their faces.

She says one was about 5'7 with light blonde hair. The other she describes as 6'1 with dark brown hair.


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