FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Pompano Beach woman was beaten and tied up during a robbery in her home.

After an evening at church and a little late night grocery shopping, 53-year old Kathryn Devlin returned home to her apartment at 2028 NE 24th Avenue after midnight. As she was putting a loaf of bread into the freezer, Devlin realized a man was standing behind her.

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He grabbed her, covered her mouth and nose with a cloth and hit her in the forehead with a handgun, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Kathryn Devlin was beaten during a robbery in her apartment on Saturday, Sept. 20th.  (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Kathryn Devlin was beaten during a robbery in her apartment on Saturday, Sept. 20th. (Source: Broward Sheriff’s Office)

After he forced her into a bedroom, the man wrapped Devlin’s arms and ankles with duct tape.

“At that point I thought my life was over,” said Devlin. “He cocked the gun against my head said he would kill me.”

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The man then dumped out her purse and took cash, a debit card and a credit card. As he rifled through her closets he apologized. He added that he’d be nice and leave her cell phone and battery.

After he was gone, Devlin managed to retrieve a pair of scissors and cut the duct tape off. She then ran to a neighbor’s apartment for help.

Sheriff’s detectives say that just minutes after the attack, a man matching Devlin’s description used her debit card at an ATM at 400 N. Federal Highway. Surveillance cameras captured his image.

A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for information which leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).

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