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Teen Pistol Whipped in Toluca Lake Home Invasion

TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. (KTLA) — A couple and their teenage son were terrorized by a trio of robbers at their home in Toluca Lake early Wednesday.

It happened around 2 a.m. on Toluca Estates Drive, right off Cahuenga and Lankershim.

Three male suspects entered through a second story window wearing ski masks and armed with guns.

They tied up the family with duct tape and pistol whipped a 16-year-old boy. He was taken to a local hosptial and is expected to be fine.

He has a 19-year-old brother who is away at college and was not home at the time of the robbery.

The suspects took an unknown amount of items, including some jewelry, police said.

When they fled from the home, they apparently tripped the alarm, prompting police to respond.

Investigators say it’s not clear if the home was specifically targeted. There is a golf course behind the home as well as a wash nearby.

The family didn’t get a good look at the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD.

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