Three men sought in home-invasion robbery case 

San Francisco police are looking for three men who held a family of five at gunpoint and ransacked their Visitacion Valley home early Sunday morning, police said.

Shortly after 1 a.m., police said three men accosted a man arriving home from work outside his house on the corner of Ankeny and Ordway streets. They taped the victim’s mouth closed with duct tape and then entered the home, police said.

Inside, one man held a gun while the two other men tied up four family members in the house, police said.

"They ransacked the house and then fled," San Francisco police Officer Terrye Ivy said.

Additional details about the home invasion were scarce Sunday, as police could not confirm what the men took, if anything, from the home or whether any of the family members were injured during the attack.

Neighbors in the area Sunday afternoon said they did not hear anything unusual that morning on their street, located a block from the Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School on busy Mansell Street.

"Everybody that moves up here is family oriented," said Billy Williams, who has lived on the 100 block of Ankeny Street, where the incident allegedly occurred, since 1976. "We’re so isolated. It’s a quiet neighborhood."

In the last 90 days, there have been 20 reported robberies, 60 reported assaults and 52 reported incidents of vandalism in Visitacion Valley, which sits between John McLaren Park and U.S. Highway 101 in the southeast sector of The City, according to the San Francisco Police Department’s CrimeMAPS Web site.

Some residents on Ankeny Street, however, say their neighborhood is relatively mild.

"We never have any commotion," said Adan Guanlao, who has lived on the block for eight years.

Police did not have an immediate description of the three men involved in the home invasion. The family did not provide comment.

arocha@examiner.com

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