DUNEDIN — Authorities were searching for several men they say robbed a Dunedin home early Sunday after kicking in a door and pretending to be police.
Seven people were sleeping inside an apartment at 1763 Main St. just before 6 a.m. when a group of three to five men broke in, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say the intruders, who wore dark bandanas over their faces, were each armed with a handgun.
The men shouted, "Police!" and ordered the seven occupants into the living room, deputies said. When one of the victims tried to escape, the intruders struck him several times with a handgun and threw him against a glass door, deputies said.
The intruders left the home with a safe containing cash, paperwork, a wallet and keys, deputies said.
Deputies say the incident appears to have a drug-related connection.