A 19-year-old woman home alone with her 10-month-old baby was tied up and robbed at knife point Friday night in Cathedral City but no one was hurt during the robbery, police said.
The armed home invasion robbery took place around 6:15 p.m. in a home in the 69000 block of Anza Court, said Sgt. Scott Sharpe of the Cathedral City Police Department.
“Three masked intruders entered the victim’s residence through an unlocked garage door,” Sharpe said. “The suspects had their faces covered with ski masks and…they armed themselves with knives taken from the victim’s kitchen.”
Sharpe said the men taped the victim’s wrists and mouth then ransacked her home. The suspects fled the scene with an undetermined amount of property.
“The victim was able to free herself from the bindings and called 9-1-1,” Sharpe said.
The woman and her child were not physically hurt during the robbery.
All of the suspects were of an unknown race, according to Sharpe.
The first suspect was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 180 pounds. He had a stocky build and was wearing a black ski mask, black long sleeve hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and possibly gloves. He was armed with a kitchen knife.
The second suspect was about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 130 pounds. He had a thin build and was wearing a black ski mask, black long sleeve hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and gloves. He too armed himself with a kitchen knife, Sharpe said.
The third suspect was only heard but not seen.
Authorities asked anyone with information about this robbery to call the Cathedral City Police Department at (760) 770-0303. All tips can be made anonymously.