ST. PETERSBURG — A sleeping couple were awakened in their home and beaten by two robbers early Monday morning, police reported.
The robbery took place about 3:30 a.m. in a home on the 8900 block of First Street NE, according to St. Petersburg police. The couple were asleep when two masked men burst into the home, police said. There was evidence that the robbers may have forced their way through a rear door, police said.
One of the men was armed with a handgun, which police said was used to assault both victims. Then the robbers forced the victims into a bathroom, police said, while they went through the house.
The robbers stole an undisclosed amount of cash and property, police said. The two victims called for help after the robbers fled. Both victims were left bloody and beaten in the attack and were treated by paramedics and then at a local hospital.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call (727) 893-7780. Anonymous tipsters can call (727) 892-5000 or text police at (727) 420-8911.