Posted: Jan 1, 2013 11:59 AM
Updated: Jan 1, 2013 1:20 PM
Police in Marion County are investigating a home invasion robbery in which at least one of the suspects posed as a police officer.
The incident happened at about 5 a.m. at a home on Holy Cross Road in Lorreto. Police say a woman in the home answered a knock at the door, and say a man dressed in camouflage with a hat that said "detective" asked for assistance before he and another man forced their way into the home. The woman said both men were wearing masks.
Police say the suspects were inside the home for about 45 minutes and hit the woman a with a gun several times. The suspects also broke the neck of a kitten that was inside the home.
Police say the suspects stole numerous items, including credit cards and several electronic items.
The woman said the suspects, both appearing to be in their 20's, fled the scene in an older model white car, possibly a Monte Carlo.