Two people kidnapped and robbed while waiting at red light in Hacienda Heights

HACIENDA HEIGHTS — Two gunman kidnapped, tied up and robbed a man and woman early Thursday as they were stopped at a red light, authorities said.
A 29-year-old West Covina woman and a 21-year-old La Puente man were stopped at a red light about 1:30 a.m. at Stimson Avenue and La Monde Street when two robbers approached them from behind, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Vic Sotelo said. Both robbers were armed with handguns.
“The suspects jumped in the rear seat of the car and told them to drive to a (nearby) parking lot,” the lieutenant said.
Once there, the gunmen bound the victims hands with plastic zip-ties and robbed them of their wallets, money, keys and other items, officials said.
The robbers, described as Latino men between 17 and 25 years old who were wearing dark clothing, then fled westbound on La Monde Street in a dark-colored Honda.
The victims managed to free themselves from their bindings and use a cell phone to call for help, Sotelo said.

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