CONCORD -- Detectives on Monday continued to investigate a daytime home-invasion robbery that occurred next door to the home of former Concord mayor and current state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier.
In a telephone interview, DeSaulnier, D-Concord, said he was reading in his backyard in the 1100 block of Via Doble when he heard someone pounding on his front door. Outside was a young boy who said he and his grandmother were tied up and robbed by three men, two of whom were armed, according to DeSaulnier and police.
"He was very upset. He was shaking. He was in shock," said DeSaulnier who has lived in the neighborhood for 30 years. "It's a really quiet neighborhood. Earlier in the day I had all my doors open. I never think of anything like this happening in that neighborhood."
The longtime East Bay politician, who also has served in the state assembly, called police about 3:15 p.m. and waited with the boy until officers arrived.
The boy's grandmother was taken to the hospital due to chest pains, police said. Investigators on Monday said a safe was taken from the home.
Police did not release complete descriptions of all three suspects, but one suspect was described as a Latino male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with short hair and a birthmark above his upper lip. He was wearing a light-blue shirt, dark jacket and blue pants, police said.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Concord Police Department Investigations Division at 925-671-3030 or call the anonymous tip line at 925-603-5836.
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