Police responded to a Sherman Oaks neighborhood Wednesday night after a someone reported a group of armed robbers had barged into a home and tied up the people inside.
The incident was called in about 10 p.m. in the 4500 block of Tyrone Avenue, a Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison confirmed.
Police are searching for as many as five men who apparently broke into the home to take money, jewelry and other items, Madison said.
Neighbor Craig Mayo said he heard banging on his front door Thursday night and found a man yelling, “Call the cops, call the cops.”
The man was bleeding and had a zip tie around one of his wrists, Mayo said. “So I think he broke free. His hands were probably tied up,” Mayo said.
Mayo brought the man into his home and called 911. “He was obviously scared of what was going on,” he said.
The man told Mayo that three guys dressed as police officers barged into the home and put guns to some of the occupants’ heads.
The only descriptions of the intruders were that two were heavier set, and a third was thinner, Madison said.
Investigators are searching for any surveillance video that may help identify the robbers.
Authorities believe the robbers fled in a dark-colored Dodge Caravan.