Two individuals who broke into a centre city home in St. John's on Saturday evening knew the homeowner, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC).

Christopher Mulcahy, 27, and Samantha Whittle, 25, now face a number of charges in connection with the incident, including break and enter and robbery with violence.

The two home invaders managed to steal a quantity of cash from the house while the resident was there.

No injuries were reported from the home invasion.

The pair broke into the house near RNC headquarters just before midnight.

They were later apprehended by police in the same area.

At a court appearance this morning, Mulcahy said, "I love you, babe," to Whittle, as they were was led out of court.

Mulcahy and Whittle are due back in court in St. John's for a bail hearing on Tuesday.