NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – A Playboy Playmate was robbed at gunpoint in her North Hollywood apartment Wednesday night.
According to Los Angeles police, three suspects entered Lauryn Elaine’s apartment in the 5000 block of Fair Avenue, pointed a handgun at her and then fled with several items.
Elaine came upon the robbers as she was returning home at around 11:45 p.m. and found her front door broken in, according to TMZ.
“As soon as I saw the gun, I just like stopped in my tracks,” she said. “I put my hands up and I backed up against the wall, and I just kind of fell to my knees.”
She said several masked robbers tied her up with a dog leash, made her open a safe, and stole $2,800 in cash.
“I did see one of their faces,” she told CBSLA. “…I thought for sure they were going to kill me there.”
In a video released by TMZ which showed the ransacked apartment, Elaine said the suspects tied her hands and feet together with a dog leash. However, police could not confirm that part of her account to CBS2.
A few hours earlier on the same night and just six miles away in Sherman Oaks, a similar style robbery occurred.
A group of young men, one a possible YouTube star, was asleep when a group of masked men tied them up at gunpoint and robbed them of cash and jewelry.
Police have not yet determined if the robberies are connected.
There was no immediate description of the suspects who robbed Elaine, who remained at large as of Friday morning. It’s unclear if police had obtained any surveillance video of the incident.