Police were searching for three robbers Saturday after responding to the screams of three Arcadia residents who were allegedly held at gunpoint and escaped by jumping off a home’s roof.
Three people entered a home in the 600 block of West Lemon Avenue (map) through an unlocked rear window Friday night, according to an Arcadia Police Department news release.
The residents were taken to an upstairs bedroom, forced to lie facedown and held at gunpoint by one of the robbers while the other two ransacked the house.
The three victims managed to escape while the gunman was not watching. The trio ran to a window, pushed out the screen and jumped onto the roof.
They then jumped from the roof to the front yard and screamed for help.
Arcadia police officers responded to the yelling shortly before 11 p.m. and searched the surrounding area.
Two of the robbers were described by police as black males; one was wearing a red hoodie and the other had a black hoodie on.
The victims did not see the third robber, but heard the person during the ordeal.
Two of the victims were injured while jumping off the roof and hospitalized. The extent of their injuries and financial loss was not immediately known.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5150, or submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.