Updated at 3:58 p.m. Feb. 5, 2016:
Three masked men, one armed with a gun, bound a Rancho Bernardo couple early today before ransacking their home and making off with valuables.
The thieves, dressed in black and wearing headlamps, sneaked into the house in the 11400 block of Aliento Court about 3 a.m., according to San Diego Police. The residents were awakened and confronted by the intruders, who used shoelaces to tie them up before fleeing with cash and jewelry.
The victims eventually freed themselves and made a 911 call from a neighbor’s home, Lt. Kevin Mayer told reporters.
Investigators believe the same trio of bandits may be responsible for a similar residential burglary that occurred last weekend in the 10700 block of Passerine Way in Sorrento Valley.
In each case, the perpetrators got into the home through a side door with no signs of forced entry, threatened residents with a gun and bound them, police said.
No detailed descriptions of the robbers were available as of this afternoon.
— City News Service
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