Men play cops, then robbers in Marysville home invasion

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MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Marysville detectives said two men impersonated police officers to gain access to a home and then commit robbery Sunday morning.

 

A couple at a home in the 3800 block of 118th Place Northeast told investigators that around 7:50 a.m., two men knocked on their door and identified themselves as police officers. 

 

They were both wearing clothing and equipment that led the couple to believe they were law enforcement officers, police said.

 

Once the men entered the home, the couple was tied up, and at one point a stun gun was used on the male victim.

 

The burglars later fled the home with an undisclosed amount of cash and two handguns.

 

Neither victim suffered injuries that required medical treatment.

 

The first robber is described as white, in his late 20s, 5 feet 10 inches with a thin to medium build and short dark hair.  The second robber is described as white, in his early to mid-30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall with a stocky build with short reddish or strawberry blond hair.  Both were clean shaven.

 

Police believe the home was targeted.

 

  "We are very concerned criminals are impersonating police officers in order to gain access to their victims and commit crimes," said Marysville police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux.  "Identifying them and putting them in jail will be a top priority." 

 

Marysville police ask anyone with information about the crime to contact Detective Shackleton at 360-363-8300.