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Ocean Beach Man Robbed by Two Suspects, One with Face Painted Black

According to police, the home invasion robbery took place just after 10 p.m. at a home on Cape May Avenue

The victim of a home invasion in Ocean Beach Friday night told San Diego police one of the men who robbed him had his face painted black.

The San Diego Police Department said the robbery took place just after 10 p.m. on the 4900 block of Cape May Avenue.

Police said the victim was inside his home with a female companion when two men knocked on the door and forced their way inside. The suspects demanded the victim lead them to a safe inside the home.

The suspects, one of whom had his face painted black and was armed with an expandable baton, ordered the victim and his guest to get on the floor. The second suspect was armed with a knife, the SDPD said.

The suspects tried to tie the victim up and they began to fight. The victim was beaten several times with the baton, police said. He suffered injuries to his face but is expected to recover.

The suspects eventually led the victim to the safe, but the victim had trouble opening it. Police said the suspects rummaged through the resident's home, taking several items, including credit cards. 

According to investigators, the suspects then fled from the home on foot, and the victim's female companion fled shortly thereafter. Investigators are trying to determine if the woman was an accomplice in the robbery.

The baton-wielding suspect with the painted face was described as a man between 20 and 25 years old, 5-foot-10, with a thin build. He wore dark clothing.

Police described the second suspect as a 6-foot-tall man between 25 and 30 years old, weighing around 220 pounds. He wore a black sweatshirt and jeans during the home invasion robbery, and was armed with a knife.

Police described the victim's female companion as 5-foot-5 with a thin build, about 21 years old.

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