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Home invasion robbers zip-tie man in Sherman Oaks

December 20, 2011

Los Angeles police were looking Tuesday for two men suspected of posing as deliverymen and robbing a Sherman Oaks home.

The men knocked on the door of the house in the 4900 block of Matilija Avenue and said they had a delivery to make.

As soon as the elderly male resident opened the door, one of the suspects struck him in the head with what the man believed was a gun, said Sgt. Matthew Jacobik of the LAPD's Van Nuys division.

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Police said the men tied the victim up with zip ties while his wife ran to the rear of the house and locked herself in a bathroom. The robbers collected money and jewelry and left within a few minutes, Jacobik said.

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-- Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times


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