80-year-old man assaulted, hands bound in Del Mar home invasion

Deputies responded to the home after someone made an incomplete call for help early Friday afternoon


An 80-year-old man was assaulted and had his hands bound during a home invasion in Del Mar early Friday afternoon, March 17, a sheriff’s official said.

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About 1:40 p.m., someone made an “incomplete call for help” at the home on Santa Fe Avenue north of 18th Street and a few blocks from the beach, Detective Jack Reed said in a news release.

Deputies arrived to find the victim had been assaulted and bound in his home, Reed said. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

Reed said surveillance video caught images of two suspects at the scene, but he did not provide a description of the pair. No further information was immediately available.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 966-3500.