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Three people sought in El Dorado County home-invasion robbery

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials are investigating a home-invasion robbery reported early Saturday morning in the Mount Aukum area.

Deputies responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Winter Creek Road after receiving a phone call from a man who said his wife was home alone when the robbery occurred. Mount Aukum is a tiny berg east of Highway 49 and nearly a 20-mile drive south of Placerville.

The woman told deputies that she was in bed when a man walked into her bedroom, pointed a handgun at her, and demanded marijuana and money, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. When the gunman found the marijuana, he directed the woman to go into the living room, where she was bound by the gunman and a male accomplice. While she was tied up, the woman noticed a third person in her house, sheriff’s officials said.

After the intruders left, the woman, who was not physically harmed, was able to free herself and call her husband.

The gunman was described as Latino; in his 20s; clean shaven; and wearing a gray beanie, plain gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

His accomplice was described as a male with a small build, wearing a red ski mask, black sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes with a silver stripe on the side.

The third person was described as a male with a small build, wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the detective bureau at the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office at 530-642-4703.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy