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Roseville resident punched in face by home burglar

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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One Roseville resident was surprised by three burglars when he arrived at his home on Weston Way around 5:40 p.m. Thursday. One of the burglars punched the resident in the face and took property from him before all three fled out the back door of the home, according to police. Roseville officers searched the area, including the greenbelt and nearby areas in Orangevale, with the help of neighboring law enforcement agencies, but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim suffered minor facial injuries from being punched, but declined medical attention at the scene. The suspects got into the house by breaking a back window, and they took some collectible china figurines and small electronic items (an iPod, a cell phone and a laptop computer), police said. A Roseville officer searched the greenbelt area again the next day and found most of the victim’s stolen property where it had been dropped by the fleeing burglars. The suspect who assaulted the resident was described as a white male adult in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall with a slender build and blue eyes. He wore a black ski mask over his face, a long-sleeved brown shirt and blue jeans. The other two were described only as wearing dark clothing. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916) 783-STOP. You can also submit a crime tip online by visiting www.roseville.ca.us/police and selecting “submit a tip” from the menu on the left.