UNION CITY -- Two suspects forced their way into an elderly couple's home this week and assaulted three people inside, police said.

No one was seriously injured, but one resident in the home was pistol-whipped during the incident.

Officers were called just after 2 p.m. on Monday to the 32000 block of Foxglove Way in the Kitiyama neighborhood for a report of a home invasion, said Cmdr. Ben Horner.

Two suspects apparently followed an elderly man to his home after he'd been out on a walk, then forced their way in as he attempted to shut the front door, Horner said.

The suspects, police said, were armed with a black semi-automatic pistol and an Uzi-type weapon. The first suspect pushed the man and an elderly woman to the ground and forcefully removed the woman's jewelry.

The second suspect located a young man in a bathroom of the home, pistol-whipped him in the head, ransacked a room and stole additional undisclosed property, Horner said.

The man's injuries were not life-threatening, Horner said. He later denied medical treatment.

The suspects then ran out of the home and around the corner to a getaway vehicle. Witnesses told police they watched the men get into the back seat of a silver sedan driven by an unknown person. The vehicle was described as a newer model silver BMW or Audi sedan with a tinted back window and 12-inch chrome rims.

Witnesses last saw the sedan drive past Kitiyama Elementary School onto Medallion Drive.


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Police described the first suspect as a black or Hispanic man, age 19-20 with a thin build. The man concealed most of his face during the incident, police said, and was armed with the handgun.

The second suspect was described as a dark-skinned black man, age 20, 5 feet 11 inches, with a thin build. He wore wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and was armed with the firearm.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call the Union City Police Department's Tip Line at 510-675-5207 or 510-675-5354.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.