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Rose Donuts shop owner dies of injuries sustained from home invasion

The owner of a popular donut shop in San Diego has passed away from injuries he sustained from a robbery at his home. The 58-year-old man, Randy Taing, who owns Rose Donuts, was attacked by burglars in his home near Lindbergh Neighborhood Park in San Diego. The attack took place on April 5, 2019, around 11:50 a.m, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

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Randy Taing and his family. Photo by Facebook: Jan Nette

On that day, Randy Taing was alone in his home when the robber or robbers entered his home and assaulted him. He called his son and told him that the house was robbed. His son rushed home from work, after he called 911, and found his father with injuries to his upper body. When police arrived, Taing was unconscious and not breathing. Police administered CPR until the ambulance arrived. They described the injuries to Taing as “apparent trauma to his upper body.”

Taing was rushed to the hospital where he was put into intensive care. There he was put on life-support but failed to regain consciousness. By Monday night he was pronounced dead.

Officers secured the scene right around 12:15 pm and started collecting evidence As of now they do not have a suspect or a description of one.

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An unidentified neighbor told NBC San Diego that she heard a loud noise during the time of the robbery, and saw a person run out of the house, and get in a car that sped off.

Police said that a safe was stolen from the house but they did not identify what was in the safe.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call investigators at SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-590-8477.

According to NBC 7, Rose Donuts closed on Saturday following the tragedy. The sign outside said, “Closed indefinitely until further notice. Thank you for understanding”

Randy Taing is survived by his wife of 33 years and his two sons, according to their GoFundMe set up by friends of the family. The GoFundMe will assist the family by covering medical expenses, funeral expenses, and loss of income during this tragic time.

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