A woman in a rural Manteca home was the victim a home invasion robbery with cash and jewelry were taken at knife-point by two men and a woman who a Sheriff’s spokesman said entered through a locked sliding glass door.
The 1:45 a.m. incident on Sunday occurred in the 7900 block of Southland Road just east of Cottage Avenue and near Summer Home Road northeast of Manteca.
Patty Summers, 68, was sleeping on the couch in the living room when a knife was pressed against her throat by a black man who forced her to go to another room and open the family’s safe that held cash and jewelry. Sheriff’s investigators added that money and jewelry were also taken from her purse.
She noted that her young grandson was spending the night in their home and her husband Dale, 65, was asleep in the bedroom. Deputies said the three individuals were reportedly wearing masks and dark colored hooded sweatshirts. The sheriff’s report indicated that the thieves had first gone into the kitchen and armed themselves with knives. Deputies said she was unable to give any further information on the suspects.
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