ST. PETERSBURG — An armed man wearing a bandanna broke into a home Tuesday evening, handcuffed a man and woman together and robbed them of $5,300, according to St. Petersburg police.
Nicholas Cecil Alexander, 25, of Seminole, was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the home invasion robbery in the 1100 block of 58th Avenue N. Alexander broke into the home about 10 p.m. as the man and woman slept, police said. After handcuffing them, he found a safe in a hallway closet.
As he raided the home, Alexander lowered a bandanna that covered his face and told the man not to look at him, according to an arrest report. The man looked anyway and Alexander hit him in the face with a gun, police said.
The man recognized Alexander , police said , and later identified him in a photo lineup.
Alexander was booked in the Pinellas County jail on a charge of armed home invasion robbery and held without bail. Sheriff's records show that he has several previous arrests on drug and theft-related charges.