Police Investigating Robbery, Attempted Robbery at 2 Arcadia Homes

The robberies may have involved the same suspects, police said

Police are investigating a robbery and an attempted robbery at two Arcadia homes that may have involved the same suspects.

The first crime occurred about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 Block of Sharon Road, said Arcadia police Lt. Mike Castro.

"There were two adult victims at home at the time ...,'' he said.

"One victim was held at gunpoint in the garage; the other victim was inside of the residence and had locked the door leading from the garage into the house. The suspects attempted to kick in the door leading into the house, but were unsuccessful.''

Neither victim was injured, and the suspects fled empty-handed, according to Castro, who said the residents described the suspects as a black woman about 18 years old and 5 feet 4 inches tall, and a black man with a goatee, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, both with a thin build. Police believe there may have been a third suspect and said the suspects fled in a dark-colored car.

The second crime, described as a home-invasion robbery, occurred about 11:25 p.m. in the 700 block of Estrella Avenue.

"Officers were flagged down by a victim reporting his family had just been robbed in their home," Castro said. "Three suspects forced their way into the home. One of the suspects held the two adults and two juveniles at gunpoint in the master bedroom, while the other two suspects ransacked the residence." 

One of the adult victims escaped and flagged down the patrol car, but when police went to the residence, the suspects had fled, Castro said. No one was hurt.

The suspects were described by the second set of victims as two black women in their 20s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with slim builds, and a black man about 6 feet 4 inches tall, with a thin muscular build. He was armed with a handgun.

The suspects fled with personal electronic devices, cell phones and an undisclosed amount of cash. There was no vehicle description. Investigators were unsure if the same suspects committed both crimes, said Arcadia police Lt. Roy Nakamura.

"They appear to be similar but we have yet to confirm that they are the same," he said.

Anyone with information on the crimes was urged to call Arcadia police at (626) 574-5151, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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