Three people carrying handguns and claiming to be police officers broke into a Fall Water Court couple's home March 25 at 2:30 a.m.

Three people carrying handguns and claiming to be police officers broke into a Fall Water Court couple's home March 25 at 2:30 a.m.

The victims, a 27-year-old man and a woman, 26, told Columbus Division of Police officers they were asleep when their front door was kicked open and the armed robbers confronted them.

The man said the individuals, who identified themselves as police officers, tied them up and bound their feet with duct tape before making off with a $500 shotgun, $400 cell phone and $500 in cash.

In other recent Northwest Side police reports:

* An 83-year-old resident of Dartford Trace said he was robbed of $2,750 by someone impersonating a Dublin police officer.

The victim said he received a phone call March 24 at 10 a.m. from someone who told him he had won the lottery.

In the police report filed at 11:20 a.m. March 26 the man said he had lost the money in the process of supposedly collecting his winnings.

* A Sawdust Lane man, 50, said his Chrysler Town and Country van, which was used in his work as a delivery driver, was stolen from the parking lot of his residence between 9 p.m. March 24 and 10 a.m. the following day.

The vehicle was valued at $5,000, according to reports.

* A Birmingham Court home was burglarized March 24.

The 24-year-old victim said the break-in took place between 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. A flat-screen television valued at $600 was the only thing taken, the woman told police.