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Reward offered to catch burglars

RANCHO SANTA FE — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Encinitas Station are asking residents for help in identifying two suspects wanted for a series of burglaries and an assault that occurred in Rancho Santa Fe.
On Oct. 13 between 12:40 and 3:40 p.m., two unknown suspects burglarized four residences in Rancho Santa Fe in the 15000 block of Sun Valley Lane, the 4000 block of Rancho Grande Lane, the 15000 block of Rancho Real and the 15000 block of Via Del Alba.
The suspects were interrupted by the homeowner while burglarizing one of the homes. One of the burglars attacked the homeowner and forcibly took his wallet. The victim suffered minor abrasions and bruising. The suspects took mostly jewelry but a National Security Agency identification card was also stolen. Deputies believe the burglars fled the scene in a late 1990 model or early 2000 model, silver, four-door Toyota Camry.
One of the burglaries was captured by infrared pet monitoring cameras in one of the residences. The suspects are seen crawling around the house to avoid the burglar alarm laser sensors. The thieves are described as:
— Suspect No. 1, a black male adult, late 20s, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9-inches tall, weighing 250 to 300 pounds with a muscular build, wearing a button-down long-sleeved dress shirt, dress pants and dress shoes.
— Suspect No. 2, also a black male adult, 6 feet to 6 feet 5-inches tall with a large build and a tattoo behind the right ear.
Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the persons responsible for this crime should call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous e-mail and text messages can be sent in via