Two men invaded the home of a Paso Robles woman Tuesday night, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry, according to the Paso Robles Police Department.
The alleged victim was uninjured in the incident.
At approximately 9:15 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of Nickerson Drive for a reported home invasion in progress. When officers arrived, the robbers had already fled the scene.
The alleged victim told police that she was home alone when she heard a knock on her front door. When she answered, two men — one brandishing a large knife — forced their way into the residence and demanded cash and jewelry. The victim obeyed, and the two left the scene.
Both robbers are described as Hispanic males, approximately 18 to 20 years old. One is about 5 feet 11 inches tall with an “athletic” build and wearing a black “California” sweatshirt. The second man is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.
According to Paso Robles police Sgt. Todd Rehner, the city has not experienced a home-invasion robbery in a number of years. Though the date was not immediately available Wednesday afternoon, Rehner said he believed the last case was in 2010.
Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the department at 237-6464 or leave an anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP.