He made friends at a party; they allegedly robbed him

A resident in Daly City was held at gunpoint in his house Monday morning by two young men he befriended at a party last week, police said.

Daly City police officers arrested Mario Castellino and John Hua, both in their mid-20s, for alleged robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim, in his early 20s, met Castellino at a party in San Francisco and called him Monday morning to ask for a ride from his house on the 800 block of Gellert Boulevard in Daly City to withdraw cash from a nearby ATM, Capt. Mike Edwards said. Castellino showed up with Hua and allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened to rob him, said police.

The suspects then tried to kick open the doors that led from the victim’s downstairs living quarters to the rest of his family’s home. The victim, who was home alone, immediately ran outside and called police, Edwards said. The suspects fled by car before the police arrived on scene, he said.

Edwards said the police were able to find Castellino’s address in Pacifica by tracking the number on the victim’s cell phone. Police said they found a loaded gun in a jacketin Castellino’s kitchen.

Both suspects were booked into San Mateo county jail for alleged robbery, assault with deadly weapon, burglary and conspiracy.

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