Exclusive DetailsFormer WWE star Justin Credible claims he was a victim of a scary home invasion last night when 3 gun-toting criminals threatened to kill his family ... while he slept through the whole thing.
Credible -- real name Peter Polaco -- tells us he and his wife were sleeping in their home in Waterbury, Connecticut when family members woke them up saying the house had just been robbed.
The ex-Hardcore champ says the bad guys broke a kitchen window to get in the house and quickly made their way to a bedroom upstairs where his brother and nephew were sleeping.
Polaco says the 3 men tied his brother up with zip ties and told him if one noise was made "they'd be shot."
The 39-year-old wrestler says the criminals then made their way to his parents' bedroom and woke the elderly couple up, tied them up and continually grilled them on where the family kept their safe.
The couple repeatedly told the burglars they didn't have one -- so the 3 men took $5 from his dad's wallet -- jacked his mother's cell phone -- and rushed out of the house.
Credible says the family believes the attack was NOT random because the bad guys kept mentioning his brother by name during the invasion.
A rep for the Waterbury Connecticut Police declined to comment on the case -- since it was part of an "open investigation."