Seattle police are looking for a group of men who forced a woman into her West Seattle apartment, tied her up, and threatened to rape her before making off with a large pile of cash last week, a police report says.

According to the police report, the woman told police that when she arrived home from work around 5:30 a.m. on September 3rd, she found that someone had tried to break in to her apartment. The woman found that her apartment door had been damaged, and a piece of paper and wad of gum had been used to cover the peepholes on her apartment door and a unit across the hall.

As the woman was standing outside of her apartment—near 9th Avenue SW and SW Barton Street—a man approached her, carrying a foot-long butcher knife, and forced her into the apartment, the report says. Inside, the man ordered the woman to sit on a chair in the living room, where he pulled out a roll of packing tape which he used to gag her. The man also blindfolded the woman, and bound her wrists with a belt, the report says.

The woman told police she heard the man leave and return with two other men, who began ransacking her apartment. The men searched the woman's house without saying a word, until one of the men approached her, put a knife to her throat, and said "where's the money?"

The woman stated that she didn't have any money, but one of the men began rubbing her hands, thighs, and groin and told her that if she didn't tell them where the money was, they would rape her.

The woman directed the men to a pile of money hidden in the bottom of a cardboard box covered in clothes. The report says the men took $5,000 in cash and $3,000 in jewelry from the victim.

After about an hour, the woman told police she heard a car honk outside of her apartment and the men fled. A few minutes later, the woman was able to free herself and call police.

SPD's robbery unit is investigating.