Encinitas Sheriff’s Station detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two men wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery that happened in Rancho Santa Fe.
According to officials, the home invasion robbery took place on Dec. 20 between 12:15 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. at a residence in the 5000 block of El Mirlo.
A housekeeper was home when two unknown men – one of whom was armed with a handgun – forced their way inside, holding the housekeeper at gunpoint.
The men allegedly handcuffed the woman to something so she couldn’t call for help while they ransacked the home, stealing jewelry, antique clocks and other expensive items, deputies said.
The suspects fled in a blue Hyundai Elantra with the stolen items. The vehicle was later recovered by deputies, but the suspects were not located.
The housekeeper was not injured, and was discovered by her teenage children several hours later inside the home. She then alerted authorities.
On Jan. 16, detectives released official sketches of the two home invasion robbery suspects, who remain at large.
Detectives describe one suspect as a white male adult in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 5-foot-8, 150 to 160-pounds. He has a narrow, thin face, thin nose, tan complexion and straight, shoulder-length, blond hair.
The second suspect – who allegedly held the housekeeper at gunpoint – is described as a white man in his late 20s to early 30s. He’s 6-feet-tall, 180 pounds and has a tan complexion and short, wavy or curly black and gray hair.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact authorities by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.