SHERMAN OAKS (CBS) — A Sherman Oaks homeowner was tied up and pistol-whipped during a violent home-invasion robbery Monday night.

Authorities say two armed robbers who posed as delivery men broke into the home in the 4900 block of Matillja Avenue around 8:30 p.m.

When the homeowner, a 67-year-old dentist, opened the front door, the men rushed inside, zip tied his hands, hit him on the head with a gun, and then ransacked the home. The pair left with cash and jewelry, KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports.

The homeowner’s wife ran into a bathroom, locked herself inside and called police, authorities said.

The elderly man is expected to be fine. His disabled wife was not injured.

Neighbors say they saw the men approach other homes in the neighborhood, but no additional incidents were reported.

Police hope to release a composite drawing of the suspects Tuesday afternoon.

Comments (17)
  1. Tony says:

    As is typical in this and other areas neighbors say they saw men approaching other homes yet did not call the police right away.

  2. Mel Gibson says:

    If they saw them why is there no Description. It’s kinda like thieves know the Media and Police are pretty inept so it’s worth to try to rob people cause they know they can get away with it

    1. kandles says:

      Leaving a description of the suspects isn’t politically correct and would probably offend negroes or persons of mexican ancestry!!

      1. mldznrtvl says:

        Kandles, are you assuming they were black or latino, or do you know more than what’s been written?

      2. Efrain says:

        Was it not two white boys who just recently robbed a poor lil ol’ lady in the Anaheim area (I believe)?

      3. kandles says:

        They were negroes—- other news outlets were not afraid to mention that fact for identification purposes!!

  3. Jeezus says:

    It’s not just the police that can be called inept. People everywhere are corrupt. Police cant just do their job without someone having a Beer Summit over it. How can they just go assuming people are robbing houses when that Gates guy and everyone backing him, had a fit and got the POTUS involved when the Cop was in the right and so were the neighbors who reported the incident? We live in Sue City, USA so there’s little chance of crimes being stopped these days. We’ll catch criminals but not necessarily in the act.

    And as far as Media goes, media is so NOT inept that they are able to control and dumb down the people on purpose. Sounds more like they are in ‘control’. If you’ve ever been part of a news story you know they leave out important info and make up the rest f the story based on their greedy needs. (Chris Chase is a small and growing example of that)

  4. Gene McCarthy says:

    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (Pasadena) authored AB144 banning open carry of handguns and Governor Brown signed the legislation into law. This has left law abiding California citizens without an ability to defend themselves on the streets where most of the violent crime occurs. This family was like most, totally oblivious to the danger that is around them and did not prepare by securing their home properly. Find out how to better secure your home and how to defend yourself.

    1. Jeezus says:

      (Legal) Guns in the home are legal.

  5. JOSE says:


  6. Times they are a changing! says:

    Coming to a neighborhood near you!

    Don’t open your door to anyone, unless you know them. Dummies!

    1. mldznrtvl says:

      Around the holiday season, deliveries are so common. How can you not answer the door, unless you never ever get anything sent to you?

      1. Times they have changed! says:

        Please mldznrtvl,

        Open your door to a comlpete stranger.

        I enjoy stories like this.

        Another dummy!

  7. TRUTHTELLER says:

    kandles is correct. tThe proximity of beautiful downtown Mexico City- er Van Nuys would tell me that those criminals were probably barrio gang Mexicans.

    The politically correct MSM will never report that.

  8. Polar Bear says:

    Must be one of those Ghetto people moving around Ralph’s at Hazeltine & Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks used to be a nice neighborhood. It is becoming Ingle Oaks.

  9. Carlo Castro says:

    mexican have human right too. mexican crimnial is still a human. no good people are always bad peopel. we have a lot of mexican in america too. we protest you when we need moeny.

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