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Elderly man hurt in home invasion

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POSTED March 30, 2014 10:40 p.m.

Manteca Police detectives are investigating a home invasion robbery near Sierra High School which left an elderly man bruised and battered after being kicked and punched by the assailants that ransacked his house.

According to the police report, three men – described as African American males wearing black clothing and carrying a pry bar – forced their way through the front door of the home on the 1100 block of Fishback Avenue just after 10 p.m. on March 25.

After confronting the victim at the landing at the top of the stairs, the men, according to the report, demanded money as they ransacked rooms looking for valuables.

It is unknown how much money the suspects were able to take, and what else they made-off with during their time that, according to one neighbor, included going from room-to-room looking for anything valuable.

The victim was unable to give an accurate description of the men, stating that they wore black masks and gloves to match the clothing that helped disappear into the night.

Last month Manteca Police arrested three men for a home invasion burglary after a 13-year-old that lived at the house at the corner of Agate Avenue and Sapphire Way slipped out the front door while still on the phone with 911. The three suspects entered through the back, and the information he was able to provide led directly to their arrests.

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