Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Family robbed at gunpoint in their home

BY ERIC LINDBERG
DAILY SOUND STAFF WRITER

Two men robbed a family at gunpoint in their Santa Barbara home on Saturday, making off with between $25,000 and $30,000 cash, authorities said.
Police officers responded to the home, in the 300 block of East Haley Street, at approximately 11:20 p.m. after receiving reports of a home invasion in progress, Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte said. By the time authorities arrived at the scene, the suspects had fled.

A 61-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, both home at the time of the burglary, told police two men with their identities concealed had confronted them. The men brandished handguns and demanded money, Sgt. Duarte said.
“The victims gave up the money and the suspects fled the scene,” he said. “During the robbery, one of the victims did suffer some minor injuries, some minor abrasions and bruising.”
Police took fingerprints and combed over the crime scene, Sgt. Duarte said, adding that he could not reveal many details about the robbery since authorities are continuing to investigate the incident and are pursuing several active leads.
“The detective bureau is working closely with the family,” he said.
Sgt. Duarte said authorities also determined there was nothing suspicious about the large sum of money that the family had in their home.
“They just had that amount of money at home,” he said.

3 comments:

ben burleson said...

Nothing suspicious about the amount of money at home? Come on, something's fishy there.

Anonymous said...

And...why do we have this much cash in the house?

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm. What's up with all the cash?