A housekeeper was handcuffed in an armed home invasion robbery in Rancho Santa Fe Thursday, sheriff's deputies confirmed.
According to officials, two men -- one of whom was armed with a handgun -- attempted to enter a home in the 5000 block of El Mirlo at around noon.
A housekeeper was the only person home at the time and denied the suspects entry.
However, deputies said the men allegedly forced their way inside, holding the housekeeper at gunpoint. The suspects then handcuffed the woman to something so she couldn't call for help while they ransacked the home.
The men stole jewelry, antique clocks and other expensive items, deputies said.
The suspects fled in a light metallic blue KIA with the stolen items.
The housekeeper was not injured. Deputies said her teenage children discovered her several hours later and called 911 to report the crime.
Encinitas deputies arrived at the residence at around 3 p.m. to investigate.
According to deputies, the first suspect is described as a tall, white male adult between 25 and 30 years old with long blond hair. The second suspect is described as a shorter white male between 25 and 30, wearing a baseball cap.
Anyone with information on this home invasion robbery should contact authorities immediately.