ALPINE: Christmas week home invasion suspect arrested

(CNS) – A man suspected of barging into a Rancho Santa Fe mansion
along with an accomplice five days before Christmas and looting the residence
while holding a housekeeper at gunpoint was arrested Thursday.

Acting on a tip, deputies found David Grub, 43, in the 1800 block of
Tavern Court in Alpine and took him into custody shortly after noon, sheriff's
Sgt. Clayton Lisk said.

Early on the afternoon of Dec. 20, Grub and another man allegedly
confronted the maid at the large house in the 5400 block of El Mirlo,
threatened her with a gun and forced their way inside.

After gathering jewelry and antiques, the bandits handcuffed the victim
to a door to keep her from calling 911, then fled the area in a blue Hyundai
Elantra.

The housekeeper's children found her several hours later, and deputies
freed her. She was unhurt.

The thieves' getaway car was eventually found abandoned.

Grub was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of robbery,
false imprisonment and various weapons offenses, according to Lisk.

The second wanted man remains at large, and the investigation is
ongoing, Lisk said.

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