Burglars Sought After Stealing $6,000 From 92-Year-Old Montecito Heights Woman

A man wanted in connection with a burglary is shown in an image from surveillance footage in Los Angeles.

A man wanted in connection with a burglary is shown in an image from surveillance footage in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles police are searching for two suspects on Wednesday after a 92-year-old woman was robbed in her home.

Police responded to a grand theft call in the 4000 block of Via Marisol on July 3. There, officers spoke with the victim who explained how the burglars followed her and stole her money.

The 92-year-old woman went grocery shopping at a Ralphs supermarket in the 1700 block of Garfield Avenue in South Pasadena and was followed by a man during her shopping trip.

The man allegedly watched the victim while she shopped and followed her into the parking lot. While the woman was loading her groceries into her car, the man got into his car with a woman in the passenger’s seat.

The pair then reportedly positioned their car directly behind the victim’s vehicle. After the victim pulled out of the parking lot the burglars followed her and signaled for her to pull over on Huntington Drive.

The vehicle that Los Angeles police believe was used in a burglary is shown in image from surveillance footage.

The vehicle that Los Angeles police believe was used in a burglary is shown in image from surveillance footage.

The woman pulled over and the man then told her that she hit his car in the grocery store parking lot. The 92-year-old told him there was no sign of damage but became frightened and offered to pay him with a check.

The man allegedly refused and demanded cash instead. The victim offered to go to her home and pay him in cash.

The pair then followed her to her home where she gave them a cash payment. While the man was allegedly writing a receipt, the woman who was accompanying him created a distraction and asked for a glass of water.

While the victim was in the kitchen with the female burglar, the man went into the 92-year-old’s bedroom and took $6,000. The pair then fled the home in a 2015-2016 white Mazada-CX3.

The male burglar is described as a Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes weighing around 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black work boots.

The woman is described as Hispanic with black hair wearing a flowery dress.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department at 323-342-4100.