3 Robbers Sought After Teen Is Beaten, Bound With Zip Ties in Calabasas Home Invasion

Detectives are searching for three men accused of forcing themselves inside a Calabasas home, assaulting two young residents and stealing over $200,000 worth of valuables, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced on Thursday.

Two home invasion suspects are shown in an image from surveillance video in Calabasas on August 6, 2017. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Two home invasion suspects are shown in an image from surveillance video in Calabasas on August 6, 2017. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

The robbery occurred at a home in the 22500 block of Charlestown Drive around 2:45 p.m. Aug. 6.

An 18-year-old man opened the front door for two men wearing construction vests after the pair repeatedly rang the door bell and knocked on the door, detectives said in a news release.

The men immediately assaulted the teen and forced their way inside the home, where they bound the victim's hands and feet with zip ties, according to the release.

"The victim was forced to the floor. He was beaten and tied with zip ties and clothing," said sheriff's Lt. Chuck Calderaro at a news conference. "A struggle ensued and a stun gun was used."

A third robber entered the home a short time later and began ransacking the home for valuables, authorities said.

While the men were robbing the home, a second resident, described as a 25-year-old woman, arrived and entered, unaware that the men were inside, authorities said. Within minutes, the robbers bound her too with zip ties.

Authorities described the victims as having been "terrorized."

The men scouted the home prior to the robbery and were at the location at least three hours prior to the incident, Calderaro added.

All three men fled the scene with over $200,000 worth of cash, jewelry and valuables in two separate vehicles: a black 5 or 7 series BMW sedan from model years 2010 to 2015, and a dark gray Chevrolet Impala sedan from between 2015 and 2017.

The woman managed to call 911 for help shortly after the robbers left the home, detectives said. Deputies responded to the scene and paramedics treated both victims for minor injuries but neither resident required hospitalization.

The city of Calabasas is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robbers. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 562-946-7187.