A 50-year-old Burbank woman was unharmed Tuesday afternoon after she was forced into a blue sport utility vehicle by robbers who took her home to steal her jewelry, police said.
The woman told police she was walking east on Verdugo Avenue from the Buena Vista Library at about 3 p.m. to pick up a prescription when a man asking for directions forced her into the back seat of a female accomplice’s SUV and demanded “her money, phone and to know where she lives, threatening to harm her,” Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.
Upon arriving at the woman’s home, the pair stole jewelry and fled the scene, Ryburn added.
“That’s pretty brazen,” Ryburn said, adding that police are investigating the matter and asking for the public’s assistance. “This is not a common occurrence.”