Elderly Man, Wife, and Maid Held Captive During Hacienda Heights Home Invasion

A similar home invasion also took place in Diamond Bar Friday night.

A man in his 90s, his wife, and a housemaid were held captive while their Hacienda Heights home was robbed, authorities said today.

The trio, all of Chinese origin, were held by one of two men, who repeatedly shone a flashlight in their eyes while his partner ransacked the house in the 15,000 block of Facilidad Street, said Sgt. Nabeel Mitry of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Industry station. Around $2,000 in cash and jewelry was taken, Mitry said.

Mitry said two men in hooded sweatshirts entered the home about 9:45 p.m. Monday through a bathroom window, holding the 95-year-old bedridden man and the 50-year-old housemaid in the downstairs bedroom of the two-story house.

Mitry said the man's 87-year-old wife was ordered down from the upper level of the house, and the three were held together by one of the men for about 45 minutes.

Mitry said the three were not physically threatened but ordered by their captors to remain silent.

The suspects were described by Mitry as Hispanic men in their early 30s, wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Sheriff's Industry Station at (626) 330-3322.

--City News Service

shazaam November 26, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Yes they are sitting ducks, but it isn't going to be me or my family. I will be ready when they come in and I'm sure they will not like what they will be staring at. A little tip for some of you: If you have a car that has an alarm, keep your key fob with you at all times. In case things like this happen or somebody is trying to break in, just hit the panic button. It will often scare away some of them and at least your neighbors will be peeping out their window.
BiteMeFanBoy1 November 27, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Yes, your car alarm MIGHT spook an intruder, but I can promise you that one glance down the barrel of a .50 cal. Desert Eagle will make even the most hardened criminal CRAP HIS PANTS !!
finchss November 27, 2013 at 04:14 PM
My 94 year old mom tells a story of an old woman who lived alone on a ranch. She kept a shotgun for rattlesnakes til the intruder that is. While she leveled the gun at him and made him respond to her questions, he was begging her over and over, "Please Lady call the cops!". Ya gotta love the old timers!
Jeffrey Ho December 25, 2013 at 10:46 AM
If you think they're sitting ducks now, just wait till we have an earthquake or other disruption of public services. Still we are called to trust not in the cops, or a .50 cal but place our faith in the Lord Jesus, whose birth we celebrate today. Merry Christmas!
Vito Spago December 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Same to you, Jeffrey


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »