PALMDALE – Palmdale Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying and stopping the suspects involved in a weekend home invasion. Detectives say on Saturday, four suspects kicked open the door to an East Palmdale apartment, bound the family with duct tape, and ransacked the apartment for money.
Detectives have identified several similarities between Saturday’s home invasion and another robbery that took place, two days prior, also in East Palmdale.
The following is the news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station:
On Saturday, Jan. 21, Palmdale Station was called to the 38300 Block of 30th Street East to investigate a Home Invasion Robbery that just occurred. The victim and their family were asleep in the apartment when four suspects kicked open the door and confronted them in their bedroom.
The suspect bound their hands with duct tape while demanding the location of the money inside of the apartment. One suspect assaulted the victim with what detectives believe to be a bat, in an attempt to make the victim compliant.
All four suspects ransacked the apartment while continuing to demand for the victim to tell them where the money was located. The four suspects left the victim and their family bound in the master bedroom as they fled the apartment in an unknown direction.
The victims were able to break free from their restraints before dialing 911.
This Robbery is the second in the past week with the first Robbery occurring on January 19 near the 1100 Block of East Avenue R. While detectives have identified several similarities in the two incidents, they have not officially linked them.
Both cases described the suspects as Black males in their late 20’s. They are all described as being around 6’00” and weighing 200lbs. In both incidents the suspects dressed in dark clothing with masks covering their faces.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Detective Hoyt at 661-272-2473. Information can be reported anonymously by contacting “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website lacrimestoppers.org.