Officials seek home-invasion robbers

For the second time in two days, a San Gabriel Valley home has been visited by home-invasion robbers.
The most recent incident occurred Friday afternoon in an unincorporated county area near Arcadia, while another was reported Thursday morning in Montebello.
Based on differing suspect descriptions, officials do not believe the robberies are related. Here’s the stories from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Daily News:

ARCADIA — An elderly woman suffered minor injuries Friday during a home-invasion robbery, officials said.
The incident occurred about 3 p.m. at a house in the 9800 block of Lemon Avenue, in an unincorporated county area near Arcadia, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Allan Smith said.
Three robbers, described only as heavyset black men in their 20s or 20s, entered the home while a woman in her 70s was home and stole undisclosed property, Smith said.
The lieutenant declined to say exactly how the woman was injured pending further investigation, but she was hospitalized as a precaution.
No further details were available Saturday.
Sheriff’s officials are hoping someone in the neighborhood can provide them with a description of the suspects’ vehicle, Smith said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Temple station.

MONTEBELLO – Police are looking for three suspects who allegedly robbed a home early Thursday morning, officials said.
Around 1:45 a.m. the three suspects broke into a home on the 700 block of East La Merced Avenue, according to Detective D. Kim of the Montebello Police Department.
The suspects ordered an adult woman and juvenile man, who were in the home, to turn their heads so they could not identify them, Kim said. At least one of the suspects had a gun, according to officials.
After demanding money, the suspects ransacked the home, officials said.
The woman and juvenile were not injured, Kim said.
Police describe one of the suspects as a Latino man in his 20s, 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 175 lbs. and he was wearing dark clothing. There is no descriptions of the other two suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call Montebello Police at 323-887-1251.


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