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Home invasion suspect pleads not guilty

RANCHO SANTA FE — David Allen Grub, an accused Rancho Santa Fe home invasion robbery suspect, was arraigned in San Diego Superior Court last Friday on three counts of robbery with gun use, and one count of residential burglary. He pleaded not guilty.

Along with a second suspect who is still at-large, Grub is accused of forcibly entering a home in the 5400 block of El Mirlo on the afternoon of Dec. 20, 2012.

He allegedly held a housekeeper at gunpoint during the robbery.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office said if he’s found guilty of all four felony counts he faces up to 26 years in prison.

Grub will be back in court for a preliminary hearing March 14.

After receiving a tip, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and Special Enforcement Detail, a tactical team that specializes in serving high-risk warrants, arrested Grub, 43, without incident in Alpine on Feb. 28 in connection with the home invasion robbery.

The Encinitas Sheriff’s Department is still searching for a second suspect who is described as a white male, in his late 20s to early 30s.

The public is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with tips. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for up to a $1,000 reward if the tip leads to an arrest.