NORTH HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) --A man was pistol whipped by suspects during a home-invasion robbery in North Hills early Thursday morning.
Authorities received a call around 3:20 a.m. in the 9200 block of Valjean Avenue. A husband, wife and their two young daughters were asleep when they were awoken by four suspects armed with hand guns demanding cash.
"They were saying, 'Shut your mouth, shut your mouth! Where's the money? Where's the money? Give me the money otherwise I'll shoot you in the head,'" the woman said.
The suspects hit the father at some point during the robbery. The wife describes how she was in another room trying to protect her young daughters from two gunmen while the other two beat her husband. Her husband was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment to gashes on the side of his head.
"My husband is in a very bad situation, like, blood all over his face. He went to the hospital. I don't know what happened to him," she said.
The suspects, who fled with about $5,000 in cash, were covered in black clothing, authorities said, but there was no further description.
Police believe the suspects may have entered through the back sliding glass door. They were greeted by the family's German shepherd, who they said put up a good fight to protect its owners.
Surveillance cameras above the garage were working during the break in so authorities hope the footage can help them catch the suspects.
The investigation was ongoing.