Robbers put gun to baby's head during home invasion

Just before 3 a.m. Friday, a woman says she heard someone knocking at her front and back doors to her apartment on Royal Street in North Florence.

According to police, the woman cracked open the door and that's when four masked, armed men forced their way inside.

They made the woman and her baby lie on the floor. At one point, the robbers put a gun to the baby's head.

The men demanded money and the woman's purse.

The robbers then put a gun to another woman in the home who was upstairs.

They stole $10 from a glass vase and left.

A neighbor heard all the commotion and called police.

It's believed the robbers took off running toward Oakland Avenue.

Officers were unable to find them.

In the meantime, police have stepped up patrols in the Royal Street and Oakland Avenue areas.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Florence Police at (843) 665-3191 or CrimeStoppers at (843) 667-TIPS.