COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Columbus police are seeking assistance in locating a pair of home-invasion suspects accused of robbing a family at gunpoint in South Linden.

On Monday, police responded to a 911 call on the 1200 block of East 22nd Avenue. The victims, a family of four adults and one toddler, told police they were held at gunpoint while two people removed valuables from their home.

NBC4 spoke with the family who said they no longer feel safe inside their own home after being robbed at gunpoint on Monday. The Whitesides said the money the burglars stole was what the family saved to move — and now, they’re back to square one.

Elise Whiteside said Monday started off as a normal day. She came home from grabbing coffee and started preparing lunch for her son in the kitchen.

“I heard my front door open and my son was like ‘Hi,'” Whiteside said. “So I come in and I’m like, ‘Who just came in the house?'”

She said the next thing she knew, a teenage boy in a hoodie was pointing a gun at her and her so.

“He’s like, ‘Where’s the money?’ I was like, ‘I don’t have any money, what are you talking about?'” Whiteside said. “I grab my son and he’s like, ‘Everybody is going to die if we don’t get something.’”

Whiteside said one of the robbers held them at gunpoint while the other ran upstairs to grab their safe.

“Once they grabbed the safe, they bolted,” said Van Isaac Whiteside.

Columbus police say they believe the two suspects are between the ages of 15 and 25. The suspects fled the scene and headed east toward Medina Avenue.

Elise Whiteside said this moment has traumatized her. She said when police came to investigate, her son was afraid to have anyone in the house besides family.

“It was terrifying, like my son, when the cops were here he kept repeating, ‘Mommy, they’re going to kill me, mommy they are going to kill me.’ I’m like, ‘No they are not, these are the good guys, the cops are here to help us,’ she said.

She said since the burglary, she’s held on to her family a little tighter than usual and hopes police find the two people responsible.

“If they do get caught, I hope they learn from what they did, not to do this to other people,” Elise Whiteside said.

Whiteside said she believes she has seen one of the suspects around the neighborhood but has not heard of something like this happening to anyone else.

The police robbery unit asking help in identifying the suspects pictured above. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477 (TIPS).