NEWFANE - A McClew Road couple was confronted in their home Saturday night by a pair of masked assailants, one of whom displayed a gun.
The would-be robbers entered the home through an unlocked kitchen door at about 9:55 p.m. and demanded money, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said.
One of the two threatened the homeowners with a black handgun.
After making several demands for money, both would-be robbers ran out of the house without any money towards the road, where they were believed to have fled the area in a waiting car - something investigators said they have not confirmed.
Several Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies and New York State troopers searched the area throughout the night to no avail.
The male suspect was described as white in his mid 20s, 5-foot-5 and about 200 pounds. He had dark colored eyes and was wearing a tan, button-down dress coat and a tan bandana covering his face.
The second suspect was believed to be a white woman, about 20 years old. She was 5-foot-8 and had a thin build. She was wearing a dark-colored coat with a brown or tan dish towel over her face.
The homeowners were not hurt, officials said.