An elderly couple was home watching television when two armed men walked into their La Cañada Flintridge home and robbed them of cash and jewelry Thursday night, just a few miles from where a similar incident occurred on Wednesday.
The robbers were both wearing masks when they entered the home in the 5100 block of Jarvis Avenue (map) through a sliding kitchen door at about 10 p.m., according to one of the victims.
The robbers were able to get to the door unnoticed after unscrewing two bulbs from a motion detector light located outside the home, she said.
The woman, who wanted to remain unidentified, said her heart was pounding during the ordeal.
“I’ve got $500 I’ll give you, just please don’t hurt us,” she told the men.
The robbers then ransacked the house, emptying drawers and jewelry boxes. They even took the woman’s engagement and wedding rings, she said.
The homeowners, who have been married for 64 years and lived in the community for 40 years, were not injured in the incident.
Deputies from the Crescenta Valley station came out and patrolled the area but were unable to locate the men, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.
Authorities were trying to determine whether the incident was related to any similar crimes in the area, the Sheriff’s Department stated.
The victim was held at gunpoint while the two masked men took turns ransacking the home.
The robbers were both believed to be in their 20s and got away with an unknown amount of cash, jewelry and electronics.
The victim was not injured in the incident.
Anyone with information was asked to call “LA Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-8477 (800-222-TIPS).