LOS FELIZ—A home invasion on Wednesday, September 13 on the 440 block of Cromwell Avenue left two elderly women tied up and their home ransacked.

The robbery was reported at 10:15 p.m. The women, who later broke free of their restraints and contacted the police, reported that two men both wearing ski masks and gloves kicked down their backdoor.

Both suspects were armed and held the victims at gunpoint. According to reports, they tied the women up with zip ties and duct tape and forced them to go to a bedroom as they ransacked the home. The suspects asked one of the women to unlock a safe. The robbers left with an unknown amount of cash and jewelry. One of the victims reported having trouble breathing after the event, but did not require going to the hospital.

The robbers have not yet been identified. Authorities are still investigating the situation and hoping to gain insight into the attack using the home’s camera security system. According to reports, the incident a similar to a crime that occurred a few hours later in West Hills, where two men wearing similar attire robbed and tied their victims up with duct tape and zip ties.

Police have not yet disclosed if the two crimes are connected. Anyone with information on the either incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department