RICHMOND -- A man returning to his North Richmond home Tuesday morning received a violent welcome when two men drew guns on him and took his vehicle, a Contra Costa Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

Deputies put out a bulletin alerting other agencies to be on the lookout for the suspects after they used their guns to force the man out of the 2007 gray Chevy Tahoe, sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

The victim was returning to his home just after 8:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Truman Street and parked the SUV in the driveway, Lee said. He then walked toward a security gate to close it, Lee said, when the two suspects approached him and demanded money and car keys.

The vehicle has a California license plate number of 5WJN237, Lee said. Sheriff's deputies said the two men drove away on Truman Street, but did not say in which direction.

No other information, including descriptions of the suspect, was available.

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