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Masked gunmen hit upscale La Jolla home in violent robbery

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By Craig McKee



LA JOLLA (CBS 8) - Four men were arrested after a violent home invasion robbery in the 6600 block of La Jolla Scenic Drive in La Jolla Friday night.

Neighbors say the home belongs to syndicated food columnist Jeanne Jones, 74, who has written more than 30 books and founded the Red Rose Society, a group that works closely with the Red Cross.

San Diego Police say a UPS delivery man called 911 after seeing four masked gunmen leave the home. Investigators say the thieves did not force their way into the house, but tied up the people inside with zip-ties to ensure nobody could fight back.

Police say there were four people inside at the time of the break-in: a husband an wife, an elderly woman, presumably Jones, and an in-home care nurse. At least one person was taken to the hospital with head injuries.

A police helicopter, ABLE, was overhead as the suspects' car pulled out of the driveway. The men were pulled over on SR-52 near Regents Road. Officers found a weapon and items belonging to the robbery victims inside the vehicle.

Still no word on why Jones' home was specifically targeted.

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