Two men made off with a hand gun, rare coin collection and the victim's Mercedes SUV in a violent home invasion early Tuesday in Playa del Rey. The attackers are still at large. Toni Guinyard reports from Mar Vista on Aug. 27, 2013.
Police on Tuesday morning were searching for two gunmen after they tied up a man in his Playa Del Rey home and stole his car and thousands of dollars, police said.
The resident was using his computer inside his beachfront home in the 7500 block of Vista Del Mar just before midnight when he noticed two people were inside with him, said Sgt. Dennis Beacham of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The pair, armed with guns, demanded the man -- neighbors said his business involves ATMs -- get on the ground. When he complied, they tied him up and demanded he give them money and various items from the home, Beacham said.
"Maybe they saw him working on an ATM machine or something," neighbor Traci Cox told NBC4.
The robbers left with the man’s white Mercedes SUV, but police recovered the vehicle a few miles away near Jefferson and Lincoln boulevards about 40 minutes after the robbery, said LAPD Sgt. S. Brady.
The pair did, however, escape with several thousand dollars and the man's rare coin collection, Brady said.
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