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Robbers posing as deputies rob Sutter County resident at gunpoint

The Sutter County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early-morning robbery in which two men reportedly gained entry to a Rio Oso residence by saying they were deputies.

The robbery occurred about 4:25 a.m. Tuesday in the 4200 block of Bear River Drive in the community of Rio Oso. Two men knocked on the door of a residence and identified themselves as deputies, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

The victim opened the door and the two men forced their way into the home. One of the intruders stood over the victim holding what looked like a short-barreled shotgun, the news release said. The robbers took the victim’s car keys, cell phones, laptop computer and some change.

Anyone with information pertaining to the robbery is asked to call the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office at 530-822-7307.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy