Couple tied up in car trunk in La Puente home invasion
A male resident told investigators he was accosted outside his home in the 17000 block of Main Street around 1:50 a.m. as he left for work.
Two suspects wearing ski masks escorted the victim back into his home and demanded $200,000, said Lt. Victor Sotelo of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
When the man told the robbers he didn't have much money, one of them hit him over the head with a handgun, causing the weapon to discharge into the ceiling, authorities said. The suspects tied up the man and his wife with electrical cords and locked them inside the trunk of their car in the garage.
Detectives are looking into whether the suspects targeted the home, he said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Industry sheriff’s station detectives at (626) 330-3322.
-- Catherine Saillant
Photo: Scene of La Puente home invasion robbery. Credit: KTLA-TV.