Men wearing masks and armed with a gun robbed a Piedmont family in their Oakland Avenue home early Monday morning, Piedmont police said today.
None of the three victims — a father, an adult son and a teenage son — was injured, police said.
Family members told police that at least two men wearing masks or bandannas over their faces, one armed with a handgun, confronted them in their bedrooms before dawn on May 28 and ordered them to lie face down, a Piedmont Police Department statement said.
The three victims complied while the robbers searched the home in the 1100 block of Oakland Avenue (between Grand and Greenbank avenues) for about 10 minutes, police said. The robbers took electronics items, purses, jewelry, wallets with cash and IDs, police said.
A neighbor reported the robbery by phone at 4:34 a.m. Monday, and officers arrived to find the three victims standing outside their home, police said.
The intruders apparently entered the home through a rear door, they said.
PPD Detective George Phifer said two of the robbers were males, possibly in their late teens or early 20s, and that there may have been a third intruder.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective George Phifer at 510-420-3013.