Two males who led police on a short chase near the Los Angeles Zoo were arrested Friday in connection with a home invasion robbery in Glendale, and authorities continue to search for a third suspect, police said.
The incident was reported about 7:10 a.m. in the 2100 block of Maginn Drive, Glendale police said in a news release.
A preliminary investigation revealed that three Hispanic males wearing reflective yellow vests identified themselves as water and power employees and forced their way into the home after the victim answered the door, officials said.
The suspects then allegedly pushed the victim to the ground and zip tied his hands and feet. One suspect allegedly held the victim at gunpoint while the other two searched the home, police said. The suspects drove away in a black car after finding money.
Officers spotted a black Lexus with paper plates and attempted to stop the car at Pacific Avenue and Burchett Street, but the driver sped off, police said.
Officers chased the driver, but lost sight of the car near the Los Angeles Zoo.
Police searched the area and found two of the suspects trying to run away.
The men were arrested and police found evidence of the crime where they were taken into custody.
Authorities are continuing to look for one more person in connection with the crime. He was described as a Hispanic male with short hair.
Police have not identified the suspects because of the ongoing investigation.
The victim suffered minor facial injuries and was treated at the scene by Glendale firefighters.