Sherman Oaks

Victims Zip-Tied in Armed Robbery at Sherman Oaks Home

Robbers armed with a handgun and rifle tied up two victims early Thursday in a heist at a Sherman Oaks home.

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Three people are being sought following an armed robbery Thursday morning at a Sherman Oaks home.

Two victims were tied up during the heist in the 3800 block of Sherwood Place, police said.

The home the robbers targeted sits in a small cul-de-sac at the very top of a winding street. The street is in the hills above Ventura Boulevard, where there are blind corners, hundreds of parked cars and single lanes.

A neighbor who didn't want to be identified said it's one of the reasons he moved there: it's almost like an obstacle course to get up there, and that appealed to his sense of security.

He said if someone calls the police and they arrived within a short amount of time, the officers can block them in -- there's not other way out.

Unfortunately that wasn't what happened Thursday morning.

Three gunmen, armed with a rifle and handgun, zip-tied two victims inside the house, police said. By the time officers arrived, the gunmen were gone and remain at large.

"This sort of thing happens. There's no consequences. Criminals are aware of that," the neighbor said.

No arrests were reported, and detailed descriptions of the robbers were not immediately available. 

One of the victims was treated for chest pains, police said. 

It was not immediately clear what was taken during the robbery. 

The neighbor said detectives were combing the neighborhood for surveillance video including any shots of a Toyota sedan that may be linked to the case.

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