A search was underway Thursday for at least two men who carried out a home invasion in La Palma and fled in the victim's brand new Porsche, police said. Photo via OnScene.TV.
A search was underway Thursday for at least two men who carried out a home invasion in La Palma and fled in the victim’s brand new Porsche, police said. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A search was underway Thursday for at least two men who carried out a home invasion in La Palma and fled in the victim’s brand new Porsche, police said.

The robbery was reported by the homeowner just before midnight in the 8300 block of Walker Street, said Sgt. Luke Carlson of the La Palma Police Department. The man told police he was in his home when a gunman entered through a window in the back of his residence and pointed a gun at him.

The man was able to flee unharmed before going to a neighbor’s home where he called police. He told police the gunman was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Responding officers saw the victim’s new white 2016 Panamera GTS Porsche pull out of the driveway, and a short pursuit ensued.

Carlson said the Porsche passed the man’s home during the chase and the victim saw at least two men inside of his car. The Porsche was found abandoned in a cul-de-sac on Los Palos Circle just east of Walker Street, Carlson said.

Police then tracked the victim’s phone to a home in the area of Los Altos Drive and Crescent Avenue in Buena Park and set up a containment.

An airship and police dogs were used to search for the suspects and search teams located the victim’s wallet and cell phone along with some discarded clothes, including a black hooded sweatshirt in the backyard, Carlson said. The suspects remain at large.

Police were investigating why the man’s home was targeted and believe it may have been due to the expensive car,  Carlson said. The Panamera runs from $78,000 up.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the ransacked home but police won’t know what else was stolen until the man conducts an inventory of his property.

—City News Service

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