Authorities investigate home invasion in Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood

2 men suspected in robbery

SAN DIEGO - Two thieves, one armed with a gun, confronted a woman in a North County home Thursday, then tied her up and stole sterling silver and jewelry before fleeing, leaving her bound and alone in the large residence.

The victim made an emergency call shortly after 3 p.m. to report the home-invasion robbery in the 5000 block of El Mirlo in Rancho Santa Fe, according to the sheriff's department.

The woman said the bandits had showed up and forced their way into the Spanish-style house at about 12:30 p.m., and children returning home several hours later untied her, according to a dispatcher said.

The woman, who was uninjured, said the robbers appeared to be in their 30s. One had long, straight blond hair and was wearing gray jeans, a striped shirt and sunglasses, she reported. His accomplice, a tall man with short hair, was wearing a baseball cap.

10News learned members of the housekeeper's family saw a blue Kia sedan on the property that is not normally there. Authorities are searching for that vehicle.

Public records show the home is valued at almost $6 million.

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