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Sunnyvale Home Invasion Robbery Began As Internet Meet Up

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Police block streets around the 100 block of Florence Ave. during a hunt for home invasion suspects, July 16, 2012. (CBS)

Police block streets around the 100 block of Florence Ave. during a hunt for home invasion suspects, July 16, 2012. (CBS)

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SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) - Police are investigating an Internet meet up that resulted in a residential robbery in Sunnyvale on Monday.

Police have apprehended two of three possible suspects in connection with a robbery in the 100 block of Florence Street and are continuing to search for a third suspect.

At approximately 3:40 p.m. Monday, police responded to the report of a robbery in the 100 block of Florence Street.

Officers witnessed two suspects fleeing the scene on foot.

Police were able to apprehend one suspect immediately, but had to set up a perimeter and utilize K-9 units to track the second suspect. Police found the second suspect almost three hours later hiding in the bushes of a neighboring property.

The third suspect is believed to be a woman and was possibly seen leaving the area in a vehicle, police said.

Sunnyvale police detectives discovered the male victim was acquainted with the suspect through an Internet contact and had arranged to meet the female suspect at his residence, police said.

When the female suspect arrived at the residence, the two other suspects accompanied her and carried out the robbery, police said.

The victim was not injured during the incident and all stolen property has been recovered, police said.

Detectives are working on identifying the female suspect and working with local agencies to see if there have been similar robberies in the region.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call Det. Fabian Monge at (408) 730-7501 or TDD (408) 730-7501. Information may also be given anonymously through SVTIP@tipnow.org.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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