Robbers invade Fort Lauderdale home, beat up owners, take off in their Lexus

Fort Lauderdale police are looking for two robbers that stormed a home Monday morning, leaving a couple with bumps and bruises before taking off in their Lexus.

Police spokeswoman Detective DeAnna Greenlaw said the home invaders struck at about 6:45 a.m. in the 600 block of Southwest Sixth Street.

A man and woman in the home were awakened by the intruders and “at some point there was a physical altercation,” Greenlaw said. The two men wore black ski masks and restrained the couple in their room, police said.

The robbers then rummaged through the house and stole an unknown amount of property.

According to Miami Herald news partner CBS4, a neighbor who is also the couple’s landlord identified the victims as Luis Colon and Elise Ehlers. Judith Walton said they came to her door after being held hostage for nearly an hour.

They said “they came in, tied them up and pistol whipped them, and put a thing over his head like a pillow slip,” the neighbor told CBS4.

The robbers took off in the couple’s 2012 white four-door Lexus IS-250 with a Kansas State Alumni metal license plate from. The car’s tag is BLM V77.

Both the man and woman were taken to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Lauderdale police at 954-828-5567 or Broward CrimeStoppers at 954-493-8477.

Read more Broward stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category