A San Diego family experienced a terrifying ordeal when three intruders broke into their house early Friday morning and held the family at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery.
Officer Frank Cali with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said the break-in happened just before 3 a.m. at the family’s home in the 11000 block of Fortino Point, near Stonebridge Parkway, in Rancho Encantada near Scripps Ranch.
Police said three unknown men entered the home, tied up the family and held the victims at gunpoint as they ransacked the residence. The suspects stole jewelry, cash and credit cards from the home.
The men fled the scene in an unknown direction and were nowhere to be found by the time police officers arrived. Cali said none of the victims were injured.
Police said the suspects were only described as wearing dark bandanas and dark clothing. No further details were immediately released.
NBC 7 spoke briefly with one of the victims Friday who said she was home with her husband at the time of the break-in. She was visibly shaken by the incident.
Neighbors told NBC 7 there have been between three and five break-ins in the community within the past year, many on the canyon side of the neighborhood. One resident said he now has a dog and alarms in place to protect his home.
Residents are on edge, fearing armed intruders may strike again.