MILWAUKEE — Police are searching for the armed men they say tied up and pistol-whipped a babysitter while she was watching a Milwaukee woman's two children.
"You're out working hard, trying to provide," said the mother, Nicole Christian, to WITI. "What they did, I feel violated."
Christian was working when three armed suspects forced their way in and ransacked the home, stealing $3,000 worth of items.
"As soon as (the babysitter) went out the door, there was three guys (with) ski masks, guns," Christian said. "They hit her upside the head with the gun, took her phone immediately and duct taped her up."
Christian said the babysitter called her and said, "They got in your house."
"I'm immediately like, 'Where are my kids?'" Christian recalled. "She's like, 'They're fine. Get here' and hung up."
Christian came home to find a mess. Four TVs and other electronics were gone.
"It's like, you lose all sense of security," Christian said.
Halloween decorations were left in place, and drawers were left the way they were. Her kids' toys weren't touched.
"My kids didn't just lose their stuff -- they lost their sense of security," Christian said.
She only returned to the house to get the clothes, and she's made plans to move.
"You have three men on the street that are going around beating women with pistols and robbing homes where kids are there. These are people who need to be off the streets. This is something that needs to be investigated," Christian said.