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Authorities Seek Tips in El Cajon Crest-Area Residential Burglary


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A San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy’s patch. Courtesy of SDSD.

Authorities reached out to the public Thursday for help in identifying three thieves who broke into an eastern San Diego County home last month and stole nearly $10,000 in cash and property.

The masked burglars — believed to be two men and a teenage boy — smashed a master-bedroom glass door to get into the house in the 1900 block of Saxton Lane in the Crest neighborhood, east of El Cajon, about 6:30 p.m. on July 21, according to the county Sheriff’s Department.

After using pry bars to break into a safe, the trio grabbed roughly $9,000 in currency and another safe containing a handgun, then fled to the south into a nearby canyon.

Anyone with information about the break-in was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

— City News Service


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