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Resident pistol-whipped in Bay Terraces home invasion robbery

Posted at 1:23 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 16:23:16-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Three thieves, one armed with a gun, assaulted a man Monday during a pre-dawn home-invasion robbery in a Bay Terraces-area neighborhood.

The victim spotted the trio of burglars inside the house in the 7100 block of Terra Cotta Road about 3:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.

One of the intruders pointed a gun at the man while demanding valuables along with his cohorts, Officer Frank Cali said. During the confrontation, at least one of the robbers hit the victim with an unidentified object.

After gathering property from inside the residence, the thieves fled in a stolen maroon 2011 Toyota RAV4, California license No. 6UJW830.

The victim described the burglars as teenage boys or young men in their late teens or early 20s, dressed in dark clothing.

No serious injuries were reported.