Family bound, threatened at gunpoint during home invasion robbery

ARCADIA — Three intruders tied up a father, mother and son at gunpoint during a morning home invasion robbery Sunday, the second violent robbery in a week in Arcadia, police said.
The robbers choked the father until he gave them cash and threatened to return and kill the family if they called police, Arcadia police Sgt. Dean Caputo said in a written statement.
The robbery occurred at 7:20 a.m. in the 100 block of West Forest Avenue, near Foothill Boulevard and Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia police Sgt. Mike Gima said.
The father was in the driveway of his home when three men ordered him into his house at gunpoint, according to police. They then bound his hands and feet.
“Once inside they confronted the victim’s wife and 9-year-old son at gunpoint and also bound them,” Caputo  said.
The robbers then choked the man, demanded money and ransacked the house, police said. They fled with stolen cash and jewelry.
The family did not report the robbery to police until several hours later, Caputo said, for fear of retaliation from the robbers.
“The suspects threatened the victims that if they called the police they would return to harm or kill them,” the police statement said.
Police gave no description of the robbers and declined to release any additional information regarding the crime.
Officials also would not say if Sunday’s robbery was believed to be related to the violent robbery of an elderly couple in front of their home four days before.
A 70-year-old man was unloading groceries from his car in the 300 block of West Duarte Road when he was punched in the face and robbed of his wallet by two robbers, Arcadia police Lt. Colleen Flores said.
The man’s 67-year-old wife heard her husband crying for help and came outside, and the robbers pushed her down and stole her wedding ring and watch, police said.
The attackers tried to tie up the elderly couple with plastic zip-ties, police said, however the bindings were apparently too small and the robbers ran off.
The robbers in Wednesday’s crime were described only as teenage boys of medium build who wore dark clothing.
Anyone with information on either robbery is asked to contact the Arcadia Police Department.

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  • John Smith

    yeah acadia home of the new china town and attract a lot of gangs from chinese to mexican thugs pretending to be landscaping.