Woman Held At Gunpoint In Monrovia Home Invasion

MONROVIA (CBS) — Police are seeking two home-invasion robbery suspects who held a woman captive in her Monrovia residence.

The home-invasion took place just before 5 p.m. on July 15 in the 200 block of East Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia police said.

The woman “thought her sister forgot her house keys and was coming through the window. She called out to her sister, but no one answered,” Detective R. Wilken said.

She was then confronted by a black male at gunpoint in her bedroom, police said.

“The suspect demanded money and ordered the victim to lie face down on the floor, and the victim’s head was covered with a shirt to shield her view,” Wilken said.

While she was being held captive, the woman heard the voice of a second suspect, but was unable to get a look at him.

The suspects fled with the woman’s wallet, as well as a cell phone, two laptops, a PlayStation3 and a book bag, according to officials.

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(credit: Monrovia Police Dept.)

The gunman is described as a black man, 22-30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. A description of the second suspect was unavailable.

Anyone with information should contact the Monrovia Police Department at (626) 256-8000.


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