ARCADIA ( — Two sisters were robbed at knifepoint early Monday morning after they returned to their Arcadia home from a casino.

Jenny Alcausin, who had just spent Sunday night at San Manuel Casino in Highland with her sister, said she backed her car in the garage of her house in the 200 block of El Dorado Street around 3 a.m. when two men rushed in.

One suspect went after her sister, who had gotten out of the front passenger seat.

“She tried to run. She tried to run to hide. He followed her with his knife on her neck,” said Alcausin. “She was just yelling. And so was I.”

The other man ran to the driver’s side of the vehicle.

“He went to my sister’s purse and they ran,” said Alcausin, who added the suspects took more than $4,500.

The men then drove off in a copper-colored two-door Honda Accord.

“I haven’t slept because every time I close these eyes, I see these guys. For me, it was the end of my life,” said Alcausin.

Police believe the suspects may have followed the women from the casino.

“It’s definitely a possibility that we’ll be looking into,” said Lt. Tom Cullen of the Arcadia Police Department.

The first suspect was described as black, between 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 180 pounds. The other man was described as Hispanic, between 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds.

Anyone with information on the crime was encouraged to contact authorities at (626) 574-5150.

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