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News Release

Friday, March 27, 2009

Media Relations

Public's Help Needed in a Home Invasion Robbery

Los Angeles: Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects involved in a home invasion robbery that occurred today at 11:20 a.m. in Encino.

Three male Hispanics posed as gardeners and gained access to the victim's large residential complex located in the 16000 Block of Woodvale Road.   Two female occupants were confronted at gun point, bound and held captive, while the residence was ransacked for nearly 30 minutes.  Fortunately, the victims were not injured.  Televisions and computers were taken in the robbery.  

The suspects described as 20-30 years old, 5' 4" to 5' 8", 140-180 lbs.  They were wearing black ski masks and clothing.  The suspects fled the location in a black Nissan Titan pickup truck with dealer (Miller Nissan) paper plates.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects is asked to call West Valley Area Detectives Alison Alexander at 818-374-7740.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.