Armed men break into La Jolla home

Posted at 9:37 AM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 22:13:28-04

SAN DIEGO - Police are continuing to search for two men who broke into a home in La Jolla Wednesday morning while two people were inside.

According to San Diego police, at about 8 a.m., two Hispanic men broke in through the back of the home located in the 7900 block of 7900 Avenida Alamar. One suspect was holding a gun, police said.

The suspects, described as about 17 and 22 years of age, saw the couple, ran out of the home and fled in a car. The couple were not injured and nothing was taken, police said.

The suspects were not located in a subsequent search of the neighborhood, police said.

One suspect had a bandanna over his face. A witness described the suspects' vehicle as a dark blue or purple 1990 to 2000 Honda or Toyota sedan with tinted windows, San Diego police Officer Luis Roman said.

Neighbor Jenny McGowan said, "People are out there that are watching your property, perhaps, and you don't even realize [they're] there; you really have to keep a vigilant eye."