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Police search for two men after home break-in

November 04, 2013

Police are searching for two men who reportedly broke into a Burbank home Sunday and robbed an elderly couple after forcing them into a room and terrorizing them for more than an hour while ransacking the residence, authorities said.

At 11:30 p.m., Burbank police were called to the 1800 block of Bonita Avenue, where a 72-year-old woman and 78-year-old man reported that two men had forced their way in through the rear doors of their home just an hour and 15 minutes earlier, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz.

The men forced the residents into a back room and told not to come out while they ransacked the home in search of valuables, Ruiz said.

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The two men were both described as black and thin. One was roughly 6 feet tall, and wore pants and a shirt, while the other was roughly 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and wore shorts and a shirt. No weapons were seen on the suspects, Ruiz said.

The suspects fled the home with undetermined amounts of cash and jewelry in an unknown direction, and no get-away vehicle was seen, Ruiz said.

Further details about the suspects were not available.

According to police, the victims, who were yelled at and threatened with harm, were “shaken” but were not injured.

Anyone with information on this home invasion robbery is urged to call Burbank police at (818) 238-3000.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

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