The robbers were about to flee in the car with the 18-month-old son on board, when the father pleaded with them to let him get the boy out. This is a representational image. Rapeepong Puttakumwong/Gettyimages

In the Cantbury Woods apartments, a car theft occurred, targeting a Hispanic family.

A group of four young individuals of African American descent approached the Hispanic family near the apartment complex's pool area with the explicit intent of stealing their vehicle.

Using AK-47-type weapons, the robbers threatened the family, pointing firearms at their heads, while forcibly taking possession of their car.

As the thieves prepared to escape with the family's 18-month-old child still inside the vehicle, the father made a desperate plea for them to allow him to retrieve his son.

Upon removing the child from the car, the criminals fled in the stolen vehicle, heading in an unknown direction, La Prensa Latina reported.

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