At least one man was injured and a woman may also have been hurt in a home invasion robbery by three or four armed suspects at a house in the Hollywood Hills, apparently owned by model and television performer Joanna Krupa, according to police and a videographer at the scene.
The brazen early-morning break-in took place at a nearly 5,000 square foot home, valued at more than $4 million, and located on the 2600 block of Astral Drive may have been the second time a home-invasion took place there, according to a desk officer at the Los Angeles police’s Hollywood Division and the videographer.
One man suffered lacerations to his head and was treated at the scene, according to the Hollywood Division desk officer, who said he didn’t know whether there were other people hurt in the robbery.
According to an online search of real estate reports, Krupa is an owner of the house. Krupa, a 37-year-old Polish-born, American model, actress and animal rights activist is best known for appearances on a number of reality TV shows including, “Dancing With the Stars,” “The Real Housewives of Miami,” and “Top Model.”
She has also been featured in photo layouts for Maxim which named her one of the world’s 100 hottest women in 2011, Inside Sport, Stuff, Shape and twice in Playboy. She is married to businessman Romain Zago.
The four robbers managed to escape and the desk officer did not know what they stole from the home. Police, he said, were searching the area for the suspects.
This location may also have been the site of another home invasion robbery back in February.
In that robbery, two gunmen — one wearing a ski mask, the other a bandana — entered the Astral Drive home at 3:35 a.m. on Feb. 6, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said at the time.
The suspects demanded property and a man was beaten with a gun before the duo fled in a Nissan Maxima, Herrera said. The vehicle was found nearby — in the area of Nichols Canyon Road and La Canstana Drive — with some of the stolen property inside, along with the ski mask and bandana worn by the suspects, police said.
At the time the victim was taken to a hospital in good condition, Herrera said.
—City News Service