Police release composite of La Jolla home invasion robbery suspect

San Diego Police Department Robbery Unit detectives continue to investigate a home invasion robbery that occurred earlier this month at a La Jolla residence on Hillside Drive.

On Aug. 1, 2012, at about 6:15 p.m., a female real estate agent was accosted inside a home just after she finished showing it to a prospective buyer.  The suspect entered the unlocked front door and pointed a long gun at the real estate agent.  He asked if the home had a safe and demanded jewelry.  He forced the agent to open drawers in the master bedroom where he stole jewelry items.  He took the agent’s cell phone and ordered her to remain in the room.

As the suspect exited the house, he encountered the homeowner in the driveway.  The homeowner saw the suspect carrying his wife’s fur coats and yelled at him.  The suspect dropped the furs, pointed his gun at the victim and fired two shots into the ground at the victim’s feet.  The victim was hit by concrete shrapnel from the roadway.  The suspect got into a small black 2-door vehicle and drove westbound.

The furs were recovered at the scene, but the suspect left with jewelry and a cell phone.  The homeowner sustained minor facial injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s with short, wavy dark blonde hair.  He is about 5’10” and weighs 165 pounds with a thin to medium build.  He was clean shaven and wore dark clothing.  He was armed with a long gun and carried a black backpack.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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