Encino home invasion: 4 men in ski masks hold elderly couple at gunpoint

ENCINO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police were searching Tuesday for four men who wore ski masks and held an elderly couple at gunpoint during a home invasion in Encino.

The suspects broke in through the back door of a home in the 4700 block of White Oak Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Monday. They allegedly detained the owner and his wife with handcuffs, police said.

Authorities believe that one suspect brandished a handgun, while another had a screwdriver. All four were wearing ski masks.

The homeowners were not injured. The suspects, however, fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of jewelry and cash.

The property belongs to former UCLA and NBA basketball player Earl Watson, who was renting out the home to the couple. It was unclear if he was the target of the burglary.

Police were investigating surveillance videos that may have caught the suspects leave the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Valley Robbery Detectives at (818) 374-7730.

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