GASTONIA, N.C. -- Gastonia police are investigating an armed robbery after suspects allegedly broke into a home and tied up several adults.

The incident occurred early Thursday morning, around 12:30 a.m., on Crawford Avenue in Gastonia.

Police say three to four armed suspects broke into the home and tied up several adults. Two small children were also in the home asleep.

The suspects stole several items including a car which was later located.

Authorities say they're dealing with a language barrier between themselves and the home owners in an effort to gather more information. Police are actively searching for suspects.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident.