Home invaders steal $35,000 on Rio Oso
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department at 822-7307.
Two masked men armed with handguns burst into a rural Sutter County home early Friday, tied up a 57-year-old man and made off with about $35,000 in cash and property.
"They bound his hands and ransacked the house," said Capt. Lewis McElfresh of the Sutter County Sheriff's Department.
Charles Haws was laying on his couch at home around 1:15 a.m. in the 2500 block of Rio Oso Road. He answered a knock at his front door and two armed men pushed their way inside, McElfresh said.
Haws was not injured, the sheriff's captain said.
Citing the ongoing investigation, deputies declined to comment on the specific items taken in the home invasion robbery.
No clear descriptions of the suspects were available.
McElfresh said both invaders wore dark clothes and ski masks to conceal their identities.
There was also no description of any getaway vehicle, authorities said.
Robbers were inside the home a short time before fleeing in an unknown direction.
It was the second home invasion robbery on Rio Oso Road in less than a month.
A husband and wife were handcuffed and robbed Dec. 7 in the 2700 block of Rio Oso Road. At least six thieves made off with guns, cash and marijuana in that home invasion theft.
"We do not believe, at this time, there is any connection between the two incidents," McElfresh said.
No arrests have been made in either case.
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