4 robbed in downtown Encinitas early Sunday

Four men armed with knives and a gun wearing ski masks robbed a group of four just after midnight


Four men in ski masks armed with knives and a gun robbed a group of four just past midnight Sunday morning, June 12, in downtown Encinitas, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

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The four victims — two men and two women — were robbed of jewelry and cash near the intersection of South Vulcan Avenue and East E Street, the department said in a statement. The four robbers, wearing ski masks, were described as Hispanic men in their mid-20s.

After the robbery, the robbers drove north on South Vulcan Avenue in an older black sedan with oxidized paint, the department said. The man with the gun was wearing a white collared or flannel shirt and long Dickies shorts. The other three men wore dark shirts and long Dickies shorts.

Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle and the incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at 760-966-3500.