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Housekeeper held captive in Rancho Santa Fe home invasion robbery

Authorities are searching for two men who tied up a caregiver/housekeeper and robbed a Rancho Santa Fe home.

On Dec. 20, shortly after 3 p.m., deputies from the Encinitas Patrol Station responded to a reported home invasion robbery in the 5000 block of El Mirlo in Rancho Santa Fe, according to the RSF Patrol and Encinitas Sheriff’s Department.

The investigation revealed two suspects gained entry into the home. The homeowners were not at the residence at the time of the robbery; however, the caregiver/housekeeper was at the residence and was held at gunpoint as the suspects ransacked the home.

After ransacking the home, the suspects secured the housekeeper so she could not call for law enforcement until she was found several hours later by a family member. The housekeeper was not injured. The loss does include jewelry but the exact items and the amount of loss is still under investigation at this time.

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After the incident, RSF Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser, while on patrol, found the suspects’ vehicle.

The suspects have been described as follows:

Suspect #1: White male adult, 25-30 years of age, tall, with long blond hair

Suspect #2: White male adult, 25-30 years of age, shorter, with a baseball cap

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If anyone has information on the case, call (760) 966-3500 or 858-756-4372.


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