Home invasion: 2 armed suspects identified themselves as police

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Police are searching for two men in connection with a violent home invasion in the West Valley Thursday morning.

It happened at about 4 a.m. in the area of 101st Avenue and Camelback Road.

A family of four, two of them children, was sleeping when the two suspects broke in through the front door.

According to Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department, the armed suspects identified themselves as police.

The suspects tied up the father and demanded drugs. The men assaulted him when he told them he did not have any drugs.

While the mother and the two kids were not hurt, the father was taken to a local hospital.

"No property was obtained and the suspects left in an unknown vehicle," Crump said in an email to 3TV.

It's not clear if the suspects targeted the family's home or if this was a random incident. Police are trying to determine if anybody in the family knows the suspects.