Two people who robbed graduation partygoers in Pico Rivera managed to escape after one of the victims chased them for nearly half a mile, officials said Saturday.
Deputies responded to a residence in the 8400 block of Buhman Avenue after receiving a call about a home invasion incident at around 2:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
People were leaving a graduation party held at the home when two individuals wearing bandanas on their faces entered the house and demanded cellphones and money, the Sheriff’s Department said. A detailed suspect description was not available.
“One suspect passed a bag around demanding everyone’s wallet and cellphone,” Deputy Erin Liu of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said in a written statement.
When the robbers fled the scene in a gray sedan, one of the victims in the house decided to follow the pair in his car, according to officials.
Authorities said the victim rear-ended the gray sedan at Passons Boulevard and Telegraph Road, a major intersection where several businesses are located. The suspects, however, were able to escape.
Officials provided no further details.
KTLA’s Nancy Fontan and Brian Day contributed to this report.