Four home invasion suspects who ransacked a Pasadena residence while holding a teenage resident at gunpoint remain at large, police reported Tuesday.
The victim was home alone when a man knocked on the door of the residence in the 2800 block of Thorndike Road shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday and asked for directions. As the teen was trying to help the man, his accomplices forced opened a rear door and went inside, said Pasadena police Lt. Jesse Carrillo.
“The first suspect then brandished a firearm, holding the victim at bay, while the other suspects ransacked the home,” according to a Pasadena police statement.
After several minutes, the suspects left the residence, and the boy, who was unharmed, called police, who did not disclose what was taken.
“This incident is an anomaly in our community but serves as a reminder to be ever so vigilant in our daily lives, safeguarding our property and taking precautionary measures in our own home,” said Interim Pasadena police Chief John Perez. “One victim in our community is one too many and we are working to identify those involved.”
The suspects were believed to be in their 20s, and all wore dark clothing, according to police, who said they were following up on a number of leads .
Anyone with any information regarding the robbery was asked to call Pasadena police at (626) 744-4241 or robbery investigators at (626) 744-7312. To provide information anonymously, tipsters can call (800) 222-TIPS.
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