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Five Burglars Tie, Attack Victims

Temecula police Saturday were investigating a home invasion robbery in which five men brandishing a shotgun and pistols barged into a home, tied up a 72-year-old man and a 22-year-old man and took televisions, jewelry and a laptop computer.

Armed robbers forced their way into a Rancho California home and tied up the occupants before stealing their possessions Friday, Temecula police said.

The home invasion robbery was reported at 6:01 p.m. Friday in the 42000 Block of Calle Lagartija, according to sheriff's Sgt. Terry Scanlon.

Five men, one of them armed with a shotgun and others with pistols, tied up a 72-year-old man and a 22-year-old man and robbed the place, Scanlon said.

The younger man suffered a facial injury but the older man was not injured, Scanlon said.

The robbers made off with televisions, jewelry and a laptop computer, the sergeant said.

No suspect information, other than that the robbers were Latino, was available Saturday.

Anyone with information was asked to call deputies at 951-696-3000.

SD August 02, 2011 at 01:54 PM
The other day I had a couple scum bags stop, stare at my open garage in so temec while I was washing my vehicles and literally snapped pictures of my stuff right while I was standing there!! As I approached them screaming WTF?? They ignored me and drove off like I wasnt even there at all. Reported late model black mitsu eclipse w Lic "MOI VU" Bleach blonde white fat skank and large bald mexican w goatee w neck tats. Guns now located in every corner of my property. Hoping they return...
moeras August 02, 2011 at 01:55 PM
That's around the time they broke into the cars on my street... right next to Margarita as well, I bet they were the guys. How many where they? My neighbors and I agreed to report any suspicious activity right away. This was the excuse that I needed to finally arm myself...
Tristen August 02, 2011 at 10:53 PM
What shocks me is that the people here think they are above crime. Like it doesn't happen in Temecula. It happens everywhere and there are guys just cruising the neighborhoods looking for some dumb fool who has left their garage open, cars unlocked, and home open and have disappeared into another part of their home. Then they are shocked to find they have been burglarized. Wow, big suprise. Idiots who think this. I don't blame the criminals that do this cause the "victim's never learn. I was actually walking into Walmart yesterday and saw several vehicles with windows down, unlocked and no one to be found. It's not a matter of having a gun. It's a matter of being smarter. LE doesn't need to rule with an IRON FIST. Residents need to open their eyes and stop living or think they are living in Utopia. Also, in regards to the home invasion. I'm betting the young guy is into something illegal, and he's angered his peeps and that is who invaded the home, as if to say "hey, we're watching". It's just a shame the old guy got caught in the middle. Blame the young guy, he's no innocent.
Cik Bast August 03, 2011 at 02:40 AM
Lookey here. Thanks Tristen! Someone, such as yourself, finally accused the victim of being the culprit, the problem. Lets' all ponder the significance of that.
S.S. September 08, 2011 at 11:01 PM
I'm glad to read the above comments too!

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