Victims Tied Up at Gunpoint in Home Invasion

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Mar 21, 2013  |  Updated 5:22 PM PDT
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Victims Tied Up at Gunpoint in Home Invasion

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Two victims were tied up and forced into a bathroom at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery in Hillcrest Thursday, police confirmed.

At about 2:30 p.m., police say an unknown male suspect forced his way into a home in the 1600 block of Brookes Avenue by pointing a handgun at a male victim and ordering him into the bedroom.

Once inside, the suspect allegedly tied up the man and a woman who was also inside the home and forced them into the bathroom.

Police say the suspect then stole the woman’s purse, the man’s cell phone and some other electronics from the home before fleeing the scene.

The woman was not injured and the man sustained a small cut on his forehead, according to authorities.

Police describe the suspect as a black male between 20 and 25 years old. He’s 5-foot-8 with a thin build and was wearing a black shirt, black pants and a black skull mask during the home invasion.

The investigation is ongoing.
 

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