SAN JOSE (CBS SF) - Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery in East San Jose early Friday morning.
At 1:51 a.m. on Friday, police received a report of two adult male suspects who conducted a robbery at a residence and assaulted a 74-year-old woman in the 400 block of Mahoney Drive.
Police said two adult female residents, a mother and daughter, were at home when they heard someone breaking into the daughter’s vehicle parked just outside their residence.
The 74-year-old mother yelled at the suspects to stop, at which point the suspects gained entry into the residence through a front window, according to police.
One suspect proceeded to repeatedly punch the mother in the face, according to police.
The two victims were able to flee the residence on foot, but the suspects pursued the victims into the street.
The first suspect caught up to the mother and assaulted her a second time. The mother fled again, but the suspect caught up with her and assaulted her a third time, police said.
During the assault, the suspect placed a gun to the woman’s neck and threatened to kill her, according to police.
The daughter, age 43, was able to escape the suspects and run to a neighbor’s home, where she was able to notify police.
The suspects returned to the victims’ house, ransacked it and took multiple pieces of property. The suspects fled the scene on foot before officers arrived.
The mother was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and treated for a broken nose, multiple abrasions and bruises to her face, two black eyes and abrasions to her arms, police said.
The daughter was not injured, police said.
The two suspects remain at large. One suspect is described as a Hispanic man standing between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet tall with a thin build and a light complexion. The suspect was wearing dark clothing at the time of the robbery. Police have released a composite sketch of the first suspect, but have not released a description or a sketch of the second suspect.
Anyone with information regarding the home invasion robbery and assault is asked to contact San Jose police at (408) 277-4166 or anonymously at (408) 947-7867 or online, at tipsubmit.org and may be eligible for a reward.
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