A man escaped what he said was an attempted robbery at his home in Sherman Oaks Wednesday after a group of armed suspects followed him home.

Los Angeles Police Department officers were called to the victim’s home near Valley Vista and Kester Avenue where the attempted robbery occurred at 3:01 a.m., said LAPD Officer Lizeth Lomeli.

The victim told police when he got out of his car the suspects tried to rob him and instead he drove away, with the suspects giving chase for several blocks and shooting at him, Lomeli said.

The homeowner escaped unharmed.

The suspects fled in what police say was a Silver Jeep Cherokee.

The victim told police the suspects who tried to rob him were four Black males.

Police are examining surveillance video in the area in an effort to develop potential leads in the attempted robbery, according to CBS 2.

The attempted robbery comes only days after LAPD issued recommendations to the public through an area safety bulletin about how to be aware of one’s surroundings due to an increase in violent street robberies.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.