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Authorities Tuesday hunted two possibly armed home-invasion robbers who tied up three men in a Seal Beach residence and took off with a safe.
One of the terrified victims managed to free himself and run screaming for help from the home as duct tape was still on his head and hands.
There was no information about the size of the safe nor its contents.
The home invasion was reported about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Seal Way where the two suspects broke into the home, said Seal Beach Police Sgt. Michael Henderson.
The suspects tied up the three occupants before ransacking the home. The suspects told the victims they had a gun but no gun was ever seen, Henderson said.
The suspects stole a safe before fleeing, Henderson said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
One victim, an 18-year-old man, told NBC4 he escaped the home and ran down to a nearby boardwalk with duct tape on his head and hands, screaming for help.
The man told the station he had only been living at the house for a week, assisting another man who lives there. He said the robbers took their personal identification cards and threatened to go to their homes and harm their families if they told the police.
One suspect was described as 5 feet 11 inches tall and wearing a white shirt with a hat on backwards, Henderson said. There was no description for the second suspect.
Anyone with information regarding the home invasion was urged to call Seal Beach Police Detective Jeff Gibson at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1109.
—City News Service