Cash reported stolen in Punta Gorda armed home invasion

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff responded to a Punta Gorda residence Tuesday night after victims reported that two men forced their way into their house and demanded money.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 11:30 pm from the victims who said two white males dressed in all black clothing and wearing ski masks forced their way into their Sunshine Boulevard home. One of the men was armed with a black handgun and the other was armed with a black long gun, possibly a rifle.

After the suspects entered the residence, they ordered the occupants to lay on the floor. They demanded to know where the money was kept while threatening the victims with the firearms. Once they located the cash, they fled the area.

One suspect is described as being tall with a thin build and wearing white sneakers with a red tag on them. The other suspect is described as being about 5 ft. 10 or 11 inches tall with a thin build and wearing black work boots. Both men were dressed in all black clothing and ski masks.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or the possible identity of the suspects is asked to please call the Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477). The Major Crimes Unit is handling this investigation.