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Elderly Man, Caretaker Hurt in Alhambra Home Invasion Robbery

An elderly man and his caretaker were hurt Sunday during a home invasion robbery at a house in Alhambra by two masked men and police were searching for the robbers, a sergeant said.

The robbery took place sometime before 3:20 a.m. at a home in the 1200 block of North Hidalgo Avenue, Alhambra Sgt. Steven Carr said. Police received a 911 call from the caretaker at the location after the robbers fled.

Arriving officers found evidence of forced entry and ransacking, Carr said.

The man living there sustained a minor injury from being pushed out of his bed and being forced to lie on the floor during the robbery, Carr continued. His caretaker also suffered an injury to her head after being hit by an unknown blunt object. The caretaker was transported to a hospital for treatment of her injury.

According to the victims, the two men said they had a gun but never displayed it, Carr said.

The men wore beanies and masks, he said. Their height and weight were not immediately known.

The amount of property stolen in the home invasion robbery was not immediately known.

Police were asking surrounding neighbors to review their security footage for images of the robbers.

Anyone with information on these robbers was asked to call Alhambra police at (626) 570-5157. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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