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LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Two would-be robbers who broke into a La Jolla home Wednesday morning fled upon encountering a resident.

A man told police he heard glass break shortly before 8 a.m., then saw two gun-wielding suspects in their late teens or early 20s inside his home in the 7900 block of Avenida Alamar, San Diego police Officer Luis Roman said.

The suspects left empty-handed, and weren't located in a subsequent search of the neighborhood, he said.

A witness described the suspects' vehicle as a dark blue or purple 1990 to 2000 Honda or Toyota sedan with tinted windows, Roman said. A detailed description of the suspects was not immediately available, though police said one of the suspects was wearing a bandana.

The two people were heard driving a vehicle toward Paseo Durado.

No injuries were reported.

Police were also investigating a series of robberies around San Diego where armed men use a lost-dog scam to rob victims.

Anyone with information on any of the robberies was urged to contact police at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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