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MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – Two people were tied up and robbed at gunpoint as children slept during a home invasion robbery on Mercer Island early Monday, authorities said.

It happened around 1 a.m. when two men broke into the home through a back door, KIRO-TV reported

Police said the men woke two adults inside and demanded personal items and money while displaying a handgun.

The men then tied the victims together and fled. police said. The victims and the two children who slept through the incident were not hurt.

Police arrived and searched the area using a K9 team from Kirkland, but the men were not found.

The victims said both men were wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks during the robbery, KIRO reported.