Search for gunman who threatened man with rifle

Posted at 11:35 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 02:36:01-04

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) - Sheriff's Deputies are on the lookout for the man who jumped out of the bushes and confronted an Encinitas man with a rifle. 

The attack happened Friday morning on Fortuna Ranch Road when the victim was in his driveway. A neighbor tells 10News the man popped out of the bushes wearing a ski mask and camouflage clothing. He then pointed a rifle at the victim, threatening to rob or shoot him.  

Deputies say, somehow, the victim was able to run to his neighbor's home and call 911. The gunman got away before law enforcement arrived, but it's unclear if he ran or drove away. 

With the gunman still at large, some neighbors are concerned for their safety. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.