San Diego

Carmel Valley Girls Come Face-to-Face With Burglars

A Carmel Valley family returning from a school open house Thursday discovered burglars in their home, San Diego police said. Two girls, ages 9 and 11, opened the door and came face-to-face with the suspects, police said.

The parents told police their two daughters had entered the home on Wellworth Point from the garage just after 8:30 p.m. and immediately started screaming when they saw two unrecognizable men.

The parents gathered their children and went to a neighbor's home where they called 911, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).

When police arrived they found the back door of the house open, but no one was inside. They later concluded that the burglars entered the home through a second-story window.

Evidence discovered in the initial investigation leads police to believe the burglars were after prescription pills. After the hunt for medications was unsuccessful, the bandits turned toward electronics, police said.

SDPD set up a perimeter around the home and deployed K9 units and its ABLE search helicopter to try and locate the suspects. No arrests have been made.

The two suspects on the loose are described as 16 to 20 years old.

The neighborhood is located east of Interstate 5 and north of State Route 56.

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