BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — An east Bakersfield man was bloodied and bruised during a home-invasion robbery.
The victim said he was watching a movie Friday night on his couch at his home in the 900 block of Pentz Street when two men forced their way inside.
Sheriff's investigators noted that the victim's front door was not locked and that the door swung open when the suspects knocked on it at approximately 10 p.m.
Deputies said the victim was punched several times in the face and then forced into a closet at gunpoint.
The 23-year-old victim said he recognized both suspects.
He said he didn't care about the electronics that were taken, but he was very upset that one of the suspects pointed a gun at his 15-year-old brother.
"I felt kind of scared. Is this guy really going to do it?" said the brother in an interview Saturday.
When the victim's mother yelled from a back bedroom to find out what was going on, the man said the suspects threatened to shoot all three of them.
One of the suspects is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, approximately 6-foot tall with a slender build. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a white and yellow logo. He was armed with a black handgun.
The second suspect is described as a bald Hispanic male in his late teens to early 20s, approximately 5-foot-10 with a heavy build. He was wearing a black T-shirt, blue jean shorts and white shoes.
If you have any information on this robbery, call the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or the Secret Witness tip line at 322-4040.