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Robbers posed as FBI agents, police say

July 29, 2011 |  8:19 am

One resident suffered minor injuries during the home invasion robbery.

Police are searching for three armed men who, after falsely identifying themselves as FBI agents, forced their way into a home and stole $20,000 in cash early Wednesday morning, authorities say.

At about midnight Wednesday, the men — who police said wore ski masks and dark clothing while armed with handguns — yelled, “FBI!” as they forced their way into the home on the 1000 block of Fairmount Road, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.

The men pushed a man, his wife and their teenage son to the floor, yelling, “Give us the cash, give us the cash,” Quesada said.  The woman asked the men not to hurt them and agreed to show them where the cash was, Quesada told the Burbank Leader.

They were given a briefcase with the cash and ran out the front door and into a dark-colored, four-door sedan, which was last seen going westbound on Fairmont Road.

It was not clear why the family, whose names were not immediately available, had such a large amount of cash in the home.


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Photo: Scene outside Burbank home. Credit: KTLA News

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