Two male suspects dressed in suits forced their way into a Goleta residence and burglarized the home Tuesday morning, holding a temporary caretaker at gunpoint.

The suspects tied up the 26-year-old female subject, who was present during the invasion at 137 Girard Dr., but did not harm her. The two are described as Asian adult males, one of whom carried a blue, steel, semiautomatic handgun. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Dept. reports state the victim said the suspects left with a black briefcase.

The residents were away for the morning and had asked the female to wait at the house for a Cox Communications cable service person. The suspects entered the home after the female answered the door because she assumed it was the Cox repairman.

The suspects tied up the female and "spent approximately 15 minutes ransacking the residence," reports state. The homeowners and Sheriff’s Dept. were unable to identify what was missing from the residence. No vehicle was identified as arriving or leaving the house at this time by any neighbors.

The residents returned home at approximately 12:10 p.m. and immediately called 911. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call and canvassed the neighborhood, but were unable to locate any suspects. Sheriff’s detectives are working with the victim and residents to learn more information about the suspects and why this particular house or family was the victim of the robbery.

The victims all requested to remain anonymous. The Sheriff’s Dept. is investigating the case.
– Nexus Staff Report