Masked men break into woman's home, steal cash

Posted at 4:54 AM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 10:27:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Two masked men broke into a woman's El Cerrito-area home early Monday morning and escaped with cash, but the homeowner was not injured, police said.

The incident happened at about 2 a.m. in the 5800 block of Ascot Street, according to San Diego police.

Police said they believed the two men used a ladder to gain access to the woman's apartment through an open bathroom window.

Once inside, one of the men held the 60-year-old woman down while the other grabbed cash from her purse. Both ran out of the apartment through the front door, the woman told police.

A description of the men was not immediately available.

The homeowner was evaluated at the scene but not injured.