3 Men Sought in Home-Invasion Robbery Near Whittier

Authorities are searching for three men involved in the home-invasion robbery of a married couple in the Whittier area Wednesday.

Authorities investigate a home invasion robbery near Whittier on April 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident was reported about 9:41 p.m. in the 12100 block of Washington Boulevard in the unincorporated West Whittier-Los Nietos area, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Steve Penny said.

A 66-year-old grandmother was outside gathering her groceries when someone with a shotgun came out of nowhere and forced her into the home, one of victim’s grandchildren told KTLA.

Once inside, he ordered the woman and her 66-year-old husband to get down on the floor, according to a sheriff's news release.

Two additional men entered the residence and ransacked multiple rooms, taking jewelry from the couple, the release stated.

The intruders then emptied the grandmother’s purse before leaving with an unknown number of items, the relative said.

“I’m just very angry … The nerve of people to attack an elderly couple. It’s not right,” said Julian Anguiano, the victims’ grandson.

The house is in a nice neighborhood and the couple had lived there for a long time, according to the relative.

Investigators are searching for the three attackers, who left the victims “quite shaken” but uninjured, Penny said.

They were all described as black, approximately 5 feet 10 inches, with thin builds, according to the release. Each was between the ages of 25 and 30.

A similar home-invasion robbery involving three black men was reported about two hours later by the Cerritos Sheriff Station, but authorities have not said whether they believed it was committed by the same suspects.