Home-invasion robbers hit 2 neighboring homes in Artesia

ARTESIA, Calif. (KABC) -- An investigation was underway after two home-invasion robberies at adjoining properties in Artesia Friday afternoon.

The robberies happened shortly after noon in the 18600 block of Corby Avenue, according to officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lakewood Station.

In the first incident, an 87-year-old man and his 85-year-old wife were taken to the hospital after they were robbed and beaten.

Their daughter, Jaspal Mann, said her parents were returning home from the doctor's office when they walked in on the robbers.

"He just opened the door, and he didn't see the three people parked over there in the truck," said Mann. "They opened the door, then three people put a gun here, and they put a gun to her. They hit him, then he's put on the floor."

Residents in a neighboring unit said they were robbed as well, but not injured.

The victims in both incidents said the suspects got away with mostly jewelry.

No other details were immediately available.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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