SHERMAN OAKS—A woman was tied up and robbed in her Sherman Oaks home on Wednesday, July 27, when she stepped outside to ensure her garage door was closed.
At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, a woman was confronted by three armed men at her front door. The suspects, all between 5 feet and 10 inches to 6 feet tall, were dressed in dark clothing and wore ski masks.
The suspects forced the victim inside, where they tied her up and ransacked the house. The woman was able to loosen the ties on her hands and untie her feet. She escaped her home through the back window mid-robbery.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Station responded to the 3900 block of Ventura Canyon Avenue after the victim fled to a neighbor’s home, where she called the police at approximately 11:40 p.m. Law enforcement officials searched the area, but the suspects were already gone.
The burglars left with $60,000 in jewelry, a watch, a couple of laptop computers and a designer purse.
The area where the robbery took place is relatively isolate, according to authorities. The victim’s home has a long driveway and sits by itself.
The suspects were not caught on surveillance footage but police are seeking security videos from neighboring houses and commercial establishments that might have captured the suspects either entering or exiting the neighborhood.
“There are only a few ways to get in and out of that area,” Lt. Jim Gav of the Van Nuys Police Station told the Los Angeles Times. “It would have been difficult for them to escape without being seen,” he added.