NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
September 30, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420


   The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion robbery that took place this morning at the Gulf  Dunes condominium complex on Okaloosa Island.

    An elderly couple from Texas reports trying to leave their unit at 376 Santa Rosa Boulevard around 8:00 a.m. and being forced back inside by two men. At least one of the men was armed with a handgun.

    The victims say they were subdued, then robbed of jewelry, cash, and other items before the two robbers fled on foot.

    Neither suffered serious injuries.

    The first suspect is described as a heavyset white male with a goatee wearing a white T-shirt, shorts, and a plaid over-shirt.

    The second suspect is described as a tall, slightly overweight white male with gray hair and glasses. He was also wearing a white T-shirt and shorts.

     Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.

     Additional information will be released at a later time.