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Retired animation artist sketches couple who confronted him in his home [Updated]

February 24, 2011 | 10:27 am

Drawings by an 84-year-old retired animation artist of a couple who confronted him in his home were being distributed Thursday by the Burbank Police Department. [Updated at 11:57 a.m.: An earlier version of this post identified the couple as two men.]

 Click through for a larger image of the illustration.The artist, whose name was not released, was attacked last Friday in the 2200 block of North Valley Street after one of the men knocked on his door and conned his way into the home by saying the man's wife owed him money for work done on the roof, said Sgt. Robert Quesada.

The victim said he felt he was being conned but was intimidated, Quesada said. He handed the intruder $140, which was all the money he had on him, and the suspect ordered him to sit down on the couch.

Click through for a larger image of the illustration.A woman then entered the house and stood by the victim while the male suspect rummaged through a dresser, cabinets and closet. Neither intruder had a gun or other weapon, Quesada said.

The suspects then left through the front door and fled in a newer, white “sporty”  two-door hatchback with a chrome roof rack.

The victim waited until Tuesday to contact police because he was embarrassed, Quesada said.

The male suspect was described as in his 30s, 6 feet tall, 220 pounds, balding with short black hair, a beard and mustache, dark brown eyes and wearing a black-and-white striped sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The woman was described as about 30 years old, 5-feet-1, 120 pounds with collar-length, dirty-blond hair, blue eyes and wearing a white V-neck shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Brian Gordon at (818) 238-3248.


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Images: Sketches of alleged attackers. Credit: Burbank Police Department.