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Homeowner Scuffles With Men Who Broke Into Canyon Country Home

Two home invasions were reported late Wednesday in the Santa Clarita Valley

A homeowner suffered minor injuries in a scuffle with at least three men who broke into a Canyon Country residence, one of two home invasions reported late Wednesday in the community north of Los Angeles.

The crimes were at homes about five miles apart. It was not immediately clear whether they are connected. 

In the first break-in, reported at about 9 p.m., the men broke a window on a sliding glass door to get into the home. After fighting with a resident, the men took off in a sedan.

Detailed descriptions of the intruders and the car were not immediately available.

About two hours later, three to four men shattered a window to enter a home in the 16000 block of Nearview Drive. One of the men was armed with a handgun.

A woman alone in the home was restrained during the robbery. After taking several items, including jewelry and a cell phone, the men left in a dark sedan.

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