Man hospitalized after violent home invasion

OCEAN BEACH, Calif. — A man was hospitalized Saturday morning after he was injured in a violent home invasion robbery in Ocean Beach.

The 34-year-old man was with a woman at his home in the 4900 block of Cape May Avenue when the woman answered a knock at the door around 10 p.m. Friday. Two men, one of whom was carrying an expandable metal baton while the other was armed with a knife, forced their way inside and ordered the victim to the floor, according to Sgt. Michael Tansey of the San Diego Police Department.

The victim began to fight with the two suspects and was beaten several times with the baton, Tansey said.

The suspects ordered the victim to open a safe, but he was unable to do so, Tansey said. The suspects rummaged through the home and took several items, including credit cards. The suspects and the woman then ran from the home and are still at large.

The victim was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries to his face, Tansey said.

The woman was described as black, 20 or 21 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. The suspect with the baton was white, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build and black coloring on his face, wearing dark clothing. The suspect with the knife was Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds wearing a black sweatshirt and jeans, police said.

SDPD Robbery Division detectives were investigating the incident.

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