SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KTLA) – A man and a woman were briefly hospitalized after being beaten by intruders during a home invasion robbery early Wednesday, authorities said.
The robbers forced their way in through the rear of the house, near the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Mesa Street, and held the victims at gunpoint, Los Angeles police said. A physical altercation ensued, in which the man and woman sustained minor injuries.
Police responded to a call reporting the incident shortly after 2 a.m. The intruders fled the scene before officers arrived.
An ambulance transported the man and woman to the hospital, where they were treated and released.
The block surrounding the home was cordoned off with police tape, and investigators were seen interviewing possible witnesses.
Property that was reportedly stolen in the robbery included prescription drugs, jewelery and cash.
“It does seem right now that it wasn’t a random attack,” LAPD Det. David Cortez said, adding that the victims “may have been targeted.”
The two robbers, described only as black men wearing masks and gloves, were at large Wednesday morning.