The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a home-invasion robbery that resulted in as much as $1 million worth of property being stolen from a home in Hollywood Hills home early Wednesday.
It happened around 3:30 a.m. at a home on the 3500 block of Multiview Drive.
Police say armed robbers entered the home and awoke the two sleeping people inside by putting a gun in their face and demanding money.
One of the people inside were pistol-whipped and suffered minor injuries, police added.
The robbers then ransacked the home and then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of jewelry and other valuables.
The victims told police that the total value of the items stolen could be as much as $1 million.
At this time, no suspect description is available.
One victim told KTLA that he lives in New York, is a social media influencer, and was renting the house via AirBnB. He said he might have left the back door open and that’s how the robbers possibly gained entry.
Nour Atta, who goes by “Nour Trades,” said a gun was pointed to his face.
“I am an influencer, and I know what comes with it,” Atta said. “Maybe if they noticed me, they went about it and handled their business, or it could have been something random. You never know nowadays.”
Atta claims they stole several high-end watches and jewelry.
One neighbor who only wanted to be identified only as “Alex,” said that influencers who rent homes in high-end areas draw negative attention.
He has contacted the city to complain about the Airbnb rental and “nobody cared.”
“It puts my family in danger, it puts my neighbors in danger, everybody is very upset about it,” Alex told KTLA.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the LAPD’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division at 213-486-6840.