Date and Time of Release: June 14, 2013, 02:45 AM
On June 13, 2013, at approximately 11:44 PM, the Arcadia Police Department received a call of a robbery that took place at a residence located in the 500 block of east Norman Avenue. When the officers arrived at the residence, it was confirmed that a home invasion robbery had occurred. There were initially two victims at the residence who were tied up and blindfolded as the suspects ransacked the home. Three additional victims arrived home at the residence while the crime was in progress and they too were tied up and blindfolded. Two of the five victims were males and they were struck by the suspects. They sustained minor injuries. They were treated at the scene by the Arcadia Fire Department paramedics. The female victims were not harmed. All of the victims are adults.
Based on the preliminary investigation, there were five suspects and at least one suspect was armed with a handgun. The suspects fled with the victims’ passports, personal electronic devices, laptops, jewelry and cash. The suspects also took the victims’ car keys; however, their vehicles were not stolen.
The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5150, case #13-2781.
You can also submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police
By: Roy Nakamura, Lieutenant – Operations Division