PD Police: Group of Teens Attacks Man in Home Invasion Robbery

Palm Desert sheriff's officials are investigating a violent home invasion robbery in which four teens are suspected.

Investigators from the Palm Desert sheriff's station are looking for a group of teenage boys who are accused of attacking a man in his home Wednesday afternoon, while robbing him.

According to Sheriff's Sergeant Tom Brewster, the incident happened around noon in the 19000 Block of Chuckwalla, in the unincorporated area of South Desert Hot Springs.

"The initial investigation showed the 45-year-old victim was home alone when he encountered four suspects in his residence," Brewster said.

The suspects– described as a teenage white or Hispanic males between 15 and 16 years old– physically assaulted the resident, and stole "several items" before running away, according to Brewster.

"The victim was treated by medical personnel at the scene for minor injuries and did not require transport to the hospital," he said.

Brewster said if anyone may have information that can help investigators with this case, to contact the department at 760-836-1600.  You can also call Valley Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP.  Tips can remain anonymous.

Linda G March 22, 2013 at 09:44 PM
There is no such thing as the area of South Desert Hot Springs. The 19000 block of Chuckwalla is two miles from the border of Cathedral City and four miles from the border of Desert Hot Springs. It is unincorporated Riverside County - period.
Renee Schiavone March 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM
@Linda, yes, you are correct; it is unincorporated county land. However, police do refer to the area as South Desert Hot Springs.
Linda G March 26, 2013 at 02:52 AM
I think that the Riverside County sheriffs might (conveniently for them) refer to the area with some sort of appellation relating to Desert Hot Springs. They seem to do so on a regular basis, regardless of the geography, thus alleviating them of any responsibility for whatever criminal activity might be occurring. However the "police" might see it differently.


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