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Home invasion suspect charged with other robberies

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ALPINE (CBS8) - A man arrested for the home invasion robbery of a Rancho Santa Fe mansion is being accused of two similar crimes.

"We were able to get a guy who we deem exceedingly dangerous off the streets," Lt. Kenn Nelson told News 8.

Police say David Grub, 43, is also suspected of being behind a violent home invasion robbery in La Jolla in August 2012, in which a real estate agent was assaulted while the thief ransacked the $8 million home.

Grub is also accused of breaking into a Pacific Beach home on Loring Street and stealing a dresser drawer full of jewelry, back in May 2012.

The most recent crime Grub is accused of committing is the violent home invasion robbery at a $5million Rancho Santa Fe estate, five days before Christmas, where two men looted the residence while holding a housekeeper at gunpoint.

After gathering jewelry and antiques, the bandits handcuffed the victim to a door to keep her from calling 911, then fled the area in a blue Hyundai Elantra.

"For any type of person willing to do that, you have to ask, what else are they willing to do?," Nelson said.

The housekeeper's children found her several hours later, and deputies freed her. She was unhurt.

The thieves' getaway car was eventually found abandoned.

Acting on a tip, deputies found Grub in the 1800 block of Tavern Court in Alpine on Thursday and took him into custody shortly after noon, sheriff's Sgt. Clayton Lisk said.

Deputies say that Grub had been staying at the home, where he'd been doing some handyman work.

Investigators believe robbed the Rancho Santa Fe mansion with the help of an accomplice, who is still on the loose.

Grub was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of robbery, false imprisonment and various weapons offenses, according to Lisk.

Grub is currently being held on $695,000 bail. 

Authorities are still searching for another suspect wanted in connection with that home invasion in Rancho Santa Fe last December.

Deputies describe him as a white man in his late 20s to early 30s, 5'7" to 5'8," weighing 150 to 160 lbs., with a tan complexion and shoulder length blond hair.

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call San Diego Crime Stoppers.

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