Suspect Sought in Carmel Valley Residential Burglary


(San Diego) San Diego Police detectives are investigating a residential burglary that occurred in Carmel Valley.  When confronted by the homeowner, the suspect displayed a handgun.

On October 29, 2011 at 8:30 p.m., the victim and his children returned home from a Halloween party.  The victim attempted to enter his home from the garage but found the door locked.  After checking the front door, the victim was confronted by a black male in his driveway.  The black male calmly told the victim to get on the ground.  When the victim said his children were in the car in the garage, the suspect pulled a handgun out of his pocket and pointed it at the victim.  As the victim started to lie down, the suspect directed him into the garage and told him to close the door.  The victim did as instructed but the suspect continued to point the gun at him.  The victim did not see where the suspect went.  The victim discovered that his home had been burglarized and jewelry was taken.

The victim’s children slept in the car throughout the incident.  There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20’s wearing a black and white checkered “rastacap” style hat, a red jacket similar to a letterman’s jacket and unknown colored pants.  He is 5’9” to 5’10” tall and weighs about 170 pounds with a normal build.  He was calm and articulate.  A composite drawing of the suspect is attached to this Release.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department’s Northwestern Division at (619) 523-7000 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.