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Two men armed with knives rob women at West Palm Beach home; suspects in custody

Posted at 12:12 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 19:22:47-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  — UPDATE: The two suspects accused of robbery are in custody, according to the West Palm Beach Police Department.

Police say they are no longer searching for anyone involved in this case.

The suspects names have not been released due to the ongoing investigation.


Police said two women were robbed at knifepoint Tuesday morning at a home in West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach Sgt. David Lefont said the robbery occurred at 7:36 a.m. at a home in the 5200 block of S. Flagler Drive.

Police said the victims were inside their home when two men, armed with knives, broke in. Investigators said the crooks tied the women up and ransacked the home.

"It's terrifying, it's absolutely terrifying," said Joe Pregadio, who lives in the area. "I have a wife and two teenage daughters. So immediately after learning they're OK, just thinking about our own safety."

The robbers fled the area with undisclosed items. No one was injured during the incident.

Sgt. Lefont said this is an active investigation, so police can only release limited information.

If you know who the attackers are, call the West Palm Beach Police Department at (561) 822-1900, or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.