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The home invasion occurred on Thursday, August 25 around 10:40 p.m. at a residence in the 8000 block of S. Natchez Avenue.
According to Division Chief Mike Dudlo of the Burbank Police Department, there was a female adult and several children inside the home at the time of the robbery.
The family had just returned from an overseas trip earlier that day, according to Dudlo.
The woman told police she was sleeping in her bedroom when she was awaken by a man pointing a black handgun at her. The gunman reportedly said to the woman, “Wakeup...where are the valuables?”
The woman told police the man with the gun was accompanied by two other men. It is unclear if the other two intruders were armed.
The men took a purse containing approximately $150 and a cellphone, and a suitcase containing various items and souvenirs the family had recently purchased on their vacation abroad, according to Dudlo.
The woman called 911 after the trio fled. Responding officers were unable to find the suspects. A canvass of the neighborhood failed to turn up any witnesses to the incident.
Dudlo said that no shots were fired and no one was hurt during the robbery.
Dudlo described the house as being “slightly ransacked” and said there were no signs of forced entry into the home.
Investigators do not believe the robbery was a random crime.
“We feel this is an isolated incident and the family was targeted,” Dudlo said.
All three suspects were described as being 25–30 years-old, between 5-feet-10-inches and 6 feet tall, and approximately 140–150 pounds.
The man with the gun was described as a black male with light skin and a neatly trimmed beard, black hair and brown eyes, wearing a white and blue shirt, baseball cap, and black gloves.
The second man was described as a white male with blond hair and blue eyes, wearing a white and blue baseball cap, a charcoal colored long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. The man’s shirt sleeves were slightly pulled up revealing a tattoo of a cross on his forearm.
The third man was described as as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, slight beard, wearing a red baseball cap, white t-shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Burbank Police Department at (708) 924-7300. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call (708) 793-3388 and leave a message.