West Hills resident tied up in armed home robbery

WEST HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A search is underway for two robbers who forced their way into a West Hills home, tied up the resident and made off with her property.

Police said the two men knocked on a door at a home on the 2200 block of Hamlin Street near Sale Avenue at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When the female resident answered the door, the men forced their way in, tied her up by her hands and feet and ransacked her house, authorities said. One of the men was armed with a handgun.

The suspects took the victim's phone, cards and various other items.

After the suspects left, the woman was able to free herself and go to a neighbor's house to call police.

Police said the suspects attempted to use the victim's debit card but failed. The men were seen fleeing a bank in a dark vehicle.

As of Thursday morning, the robbers remained at large.

Also Wednesday night, there was another armed home robbery in Los Feliz, where two suspects tied up two women at a home and fled with jewelry and cash.

Police told Eyewitness News that the crimes in West Hills and Los Feliz were not connected.
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