DES PERES, Mo. -- Des Peres police say several robbers held a man at gunpoint, before taking off with at least two vehicles.
It happened in an upper middle class neighborhood tucked away from the hustle and bustle.
Around 4:30 Thursday morning, Bellarosa Estates' sense of security got shaken.
"This is such a calm subdivision, no real crime," said a neighbor who wished to not be identified except by her first name, Anne.
She and her husband were getting ready to leave for the gym when they saw some lights outside.
"When we returned at 7 a.m. there were still multiple police vehicles there and were alerted by one of our neighbors that, that particular house had been broken in to," SHE SAID.
More than an uneasy feeling, Anne says things like this just don't happen in her neighborhood, especially just a few doors down from her. Most houses have security systems and the streets are quiet.
All of the neighbors know each other.
Police say multiple suspects broke into a home around 4:30 a.m. The owners were out of town, but a family member was staying in the home. The robbers made off with two cars, some electronics and other valuables.
The incident is making the neighborhood rethink their own safety.
"We want to make sure our alarm is always on, and garage doors are closed, just extra precaution," Anne said.
Police say the robbers were wearing masks and the relative in the home did not get a good description.