$50K Reward Offered to Find Pair Who Made Off With Half a Million Dollars

The intruders got away with half a million dollars in cash, police say

Nearly four months after intruders escaped from a home invasion with half a million dollars in cash, police say the homeowners are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to their arrest and conviction.

It was just after 4 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2014, a Saturday, when police say two men approached a home in the 1300 block of Paseo Redondo, a quiet hillside Burbank neighborhood, claiming to have a delivery.

The only person inside at the time was the family's housekeeper.

"As soon as they forced entry into the home after the housekeeper opened the door a little bit, she was immediately taken to a bathroom where she was subdued in the bathroom and they had the entire house," Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick said.

Police believe the men were in the house for no more than 15 minutes before stealing over $500,000 in cash. NBC4 has learned the homeowner owns a money lending business.

"That is obviously a significant amount," Kendricks said. "Whether they knew exactly where everything was, we're not sure."

Police released screen grabs from surveillance video from local businesses and a nearby residence they believe show a connection to the home invasion: a blue '90s-model Ford Ranger single cab with what appears to be red or pink reflective stickers on the back and a tool box in the bed of the truck; and a white man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with dark hair and dark eyes, and a goatee.

A reward is being offered, too, but not through the police department.

"The decision was made by the victim," Kendrick said, "to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspects."

"We exhausted all of our law enforcement resources to family, friends, anything like that, business acquaintances whatever that could mean," Kendrick said. "We weren't able to come up with anything, that's why we're on this route here. We need the public's help."

Burbank police say if you have any information that could help their case, you can call the tip line at 818-238-3086.

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