DIAMOND BAR (CBSLA.com) — A Diamond Bar family is still recovering Monday from the terror of a home invasion robbery by three men who posed as police officers.
“I was so scared that they were going to shoot at us and kill us,” the homeowner, who did not want to be identified, said.
Three men displayed fake police badges, but armed with real guns, pushed their way into a home on Charmingdale Road in Diamond Bar at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The homeowner’s 14-year-old daughter said she knew these “police officers” were not genuine.
“When they first barged in, I could tell they were fake,” the daughter said.
The homeowner was home, along with her mother, 14-year-old daughter and two more children, ages 7 and 8.
The homeowner said that as they were being tied up, the men showed them what looked like toy badges and asked repeatedly if they believed they were police. She said she played along as their wrists were bound with zip ties.
“I was screaming and yelling at them and even my daughter and they kept saying if you keep on yelling and stuff…try to calm down, we’ll tell you, we’ll show the paperwork and stuff,” the homeowner said.
The men never showed the residents any paperwork. They ransacked the home before leaving.
The homeowner says her goal now is to help her children get past this ordeal.
“They’re pretty shaky, I mean, all of us right now,” she said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies say no one was injured during the robbery, but an unknown amount of property was stolen.
Anyone with information about this robbery or the suspects can call the Major Crimes Bureau at (562) 946-7893.
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