SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A thin man wearing a black skull mask and armed with a pistol forced his way into a Hillcrest home Thursday afternoon, bound a man and woman and robbed them.
The thief, who was dressed in black clothing and appeared to be in his early to mid-20s, confronted the victims at the residence in the 1600 block of Brookes Avenue and threatened them with the gun shortly before 2:30 p.m., according to San Diego police.
After tying up the pair and forcing them into a bathroom, the bandit stole the woman's purse along with her companion's cell phone and other electronics, SDPD Officer Frank Cali said. The robber then fled in an unknown direction.
The male victim suffered a small cut to his forehead during the crime, according to Cali. The woman was unhurt.
A brush fire spread through a La Jolla-area canyon Friday, blackening steep open terrain near clusters of large homes, but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.
Cal-Fire is responding to a ten acre fire in Witch Creek outside of Julian. The fire has been dubbed the Cinnamon Fire.
An unlicensed and uninsured motorist, who fled the scene after hitting a good Samaritan helping two people stranded in a broken- down car in Ocean Beach, was sentenced to a year in local custody.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.
The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.
Major road repairs are underway on South Twin Oaks Valley Road between Craven road and Barham in San Marcos after a sinkhole formed in the middle of the road.
A 31-year-old woman died when she was struck by a car and killed while walking on a Vista street, authorities said Friday.
Monsoonal moisture will decrease through early next week. Strengthening high pressure will increase temperatures through the next week.
After a heated debate, the Encinitas Planning Commission on Thursday voted against a Beacon's Beach access staircase design.