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Burbank police continue search for three robbers who posed as FBI agents

July 27, 2011|By Maria Hsin,

Police are searching for three armed men who after falsely identifying themselves as FBI agents, forced their way into a home and stole $20,000 in cash early Wednesday morning.

At about midnight Wednesday, the men — who police said wore ski masks and dark clothing while armed with handguns — yelled, “FBI!” as they forced their way into the home on the 1000 block of Fairmount Road, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.

The men pushed a man, his wife and their teenage son to the floor, yelling, “Give us the cash, give us the cash,” Quesada said.


The woman asked the men not to hurt them and agreed to show them where the cash was, Quesada said.

The men were given a briefcase with the cash and ran out the front door and into a dark colored, four-door sedan, which was last seen going westbound on Fairmont Road.

The family sustained minor bumps and bruises from being pushed to the floor and were treated by paramedics at the scene, Quesada said.

Nothing else was taken from the home, Quesada said, but added detectives were just starting their investigation.

It was not clear why the family had such a large amount of cash in the home.

“They just came in, demanded money and hit the jackpot,” Quesada said.

He cautioned against jumping to conclusions about what the men knew and why such a large amount of cash was stashed in a briefcase.

The names and ages of the family members were not immediately available.

Details on the men remained sketchy on Thursday. They were described as possibly white, young and as wearing dark clothing and ski masks, according to the police department.

“We're hoping somebody did see something,” Quesada said.

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