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Armed robbers steal safe from Dunedin home, deputies say

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.

Armed robbers steal safe from Dunedin home, deputies say 08/19/12 [Last modified: Sunday, August 19, 2012 1:10pm]
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