Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies seeking home invasion robbers

A pair of men allegedly burst into an affluent home in unincorporated Gilroy Tuesday morning, frightening a housekeeper and fleeing with several items from the house.

According to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department, authorities are actively searching for the suspects, who reportedly struck at a home in the 2400 block of Howell Avenue in unincorporated Gilroy at around 10 a.m.

A sketch of one Gilroy home invasion suspect. The other was masked (courtesy Santa Clara County Sheriff).

Sheriff’s Sgt. Jose Cardoza said one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and both were dressed head to toe in black. They allegedly managed to steal several personal items from the housekeeper, authorities say, as well as a number of items from the home.

Officials have yet to determine a motive for the crime, as well as the identities of the suspects. One man was described as being Caucasian, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing a black mask and was armed with a gun. The second suspect is believed to be Latino, about 5-feet-6-inches tall and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information on the case or the suspects is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Quinonez or Detective Sgt. Poso at (408) 808-4500. Anonymous tips can be left by calling (408) 808-4431.

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