ONLY ON 7: Elderly man in San Jose robbed at gunpoint inside his garage

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A 78-year-old man came home from running errands and when he pulled into his garage, was robbed by 3 people at gunpoint.

The search continues for three men who robbed an elderly man at gunpoint in his own home.

The victim is of course very shaken up, but wasn't physically hurt. He is 78 years old, a very soft spoken man, who agreed to talk with ABC7 News about the robbery, which happened in broad daylight. ABC7 News has agreed not to identify him.

While the victim was sitting in his car, in his garage, he said, "The first one opened my door and shoved a gun in my face."

It was the scariest moment in the 78-year-old man's life. He just finished running errands Sunday afternoon, and from the surveillance video, you can see him pulling up to his house. Then, three men walk up the street and follow him into his garage.

He says they "pointed the gun at my face and said 'Give me your watch, give me your wallet.'"

They took off with the victim's Rolex, cellphone, and car keys. The suspects were seen on video bolting across the man's front yard and down the street. Police still haven't found them.

San Jose Police Officer Albert Morales said, "These are very violent criminals, obviously, and we don't want to see this happen to anybody else."

Neither do those living in the community, lined with multi-million dollar homes. Residents there aren't taking this lightly, especially since robberies in the city are up 8 percent compared to last year.

Neighbor Sonia Shah said, "It's more anger than worry at this point because it seems that somebody thinks we are vulnerable and we don't want somebody to think like that."

They're already organizing a meeting for this Thursday to consider forming a neighborhood watch group, adding surveillance cameras and even hiring a security guard.

The victim meantime, just wishes it never happened. He said the worst part for him is feeling constantly scared.

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