A police cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.
A police cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

Updated at 6:40 a.m., Feb. 24, 2015

A couple was handcuffed and money taken during a home invasion robbery in Encino, authorities said Tuesday.

The suspects gained entry to the large two-story residence in the 4700 block of White Oak Avenue by prying a rear door open around 10:45 p.m. Monday, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Jeff Graham said.

All of the suspects wore ski masks, Graham said. One was armed with a firearm and another with a screwdriver or small knife.

No injuries were reported, Graham said.

The suspects were described only as three men and a woman, LAPD Sgt. D. Quinto told NBC4.

Quinto said the victims, whom he described as “two elderly folks,” were the owners of three Los Angeles-area restaurants.

The suspects escaped in a newer-model four door BMW, Quinto said. KNX reported that the suspects took more than $10,000 in cash and jewelry and fled in a BMW.

—City News Service

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