By Mary O’KEEFE
On Thursday, June 5 at 10 p.m. two armed men entered the home of an elderly couple in the 5000 block of Jarvis Avenue in La Cañada.
The suspects demanded and received money and property from the couple then fled leaving the victims unharmed.
Los Angeles County Sheriffs responded but did not find the suspects. The investigation is ongoing.
It is not certain if the La Cañada home invasion is related to a similar robbery in the 2900 block of Los Olivos in La Crescenta on Wednesday.
In that incident, a 38-year-old man woke up as two men attempted to tie him up, said Lt. Elizabeth Sachs, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept. Crescenta Valley Station.
The suspects were described as two black men, both in their 20s. One suspect was 6’3″ tall and weighed about 200 pounds, the other man was described as being of medium build.
“The two suspects took turns holding the victim at gunpoint while the other ransacked his home,” Sachs said.
The robbers left with cash, jewelry and electronics. The victim, who was still “somewhat tied up” made his way to a neighbor’s home.
“The neighbors are the ones that called 911, reporting a trespasser,” Sachs said.
They had no idea at the time it was their neighbor at their door.
Major Crimes Bureau has assumed the investigation. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact the tip info email at MCBTIPS@lasd.org.