Detectives with LAPD’s Olympic Division are searching for a suspect who broke into a Windsor Square home at 12:30 p.m. on May 8 and fled with undisclosed property.
According to LAPD and SSA Security Group officials, a resident in Windsor Square returned home at 12:30 p.m. to find a male, possibly Hispanic, in the home displaying a gun.
The suspect forcibly took the victim to a room and warned the victim not to leave, then he searched the home for valuables, officials said. The victim was eventually able to use a cell phone to call police.
“[The LAPD] did respond in a rapid manner,” SSA president Jerry Shaw said, adding that the victim was not physically injured.
Det. Luis Corona, of LAPD’s Olympic Division, said witnesses saw a silver vehicle, possibly an SUV or van, leaving the area at a high rate of speed. He said LAPD officials are continuing to investigate the incident.
“It’s ongoing,” Corona said. “We’re conducting interviews. We don’t have any leads so far.”
Shaw said such incidents are “extremely rare” in the area, but suggested that residents install audible alarm systems and activate them whenever they leave house, even if only for a short period of time.
“That would be the best thing,” he said. “It was a very serious criminal act.”
Residents with information regarding the crime are advised to contact the Det. Corona at (213)382-9140.
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