Home invasion robbery in Lancaster Tuesday afternoon

Two men and a woman allegedly robbed a home on the 1000 block of West Ave J-8 early Tuesday afternoon. Authorities set up a perimeter around the neighborhood immediately after the robbery, but the thieves eluded deputies and the search was called off around 2:45 p.m.

LANCASTER – Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding three thieves who stormed a Lancaster home Tuesday afternoon, confronted at least one of the residents and stole some property.

The home invasion robbery happened around 1:30 p.m. at a house on the 1000 block of West Avenue J-8 (about a block from Sunnydale Elementary School).

A female victim in her late 30s found the robbers in her home, Rust said.

“She said she walked into the kitchen and there was a male standing in the kitchen who ordered her to the ground,” Rust said.

He said the victim ran out the back door instead and called 9-1-1.

“Deputies were on the scene within less than a minute,” Rust said. “Preliminary information is that we have three suspects, a male White, a male Hispanic and a female Hispanic.”

No further descriptions of the suspects were immediately available Rust said.

Several officers were deployed Tuesday afternoon, and the neighborhood, between10th and 12th Street West, from Avenue J-8 to J-9, was contained as deputies searched for the robbers.

“We have teams of deputies that are going in all the back yards and searching for the suspects,” Rust said.

The victim was shaken up but was not injured during the home invasion.

“The initial information that I got was that she was the only one [home], but we’re hearing from other neighbors that there may have been two other people inside the house with her,” he said.

Rust said there was some property taken from the home, but did not immediately know which items were taken. He was unable to confirm whether or not a weapon was used during the robbery, and he did not know how the suspects gained entry.

“As you know we’ve had an increase in burglaries and an increase in property crimes in general,” Rust said. “We’re just asking everybody to please keep their doors and windows secured, especially now when it’s getting hot. People have a tendency to open the doors and let the wind blow in, but that’s just a bad idea.”

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact Lancaster Station detectives at 661-948-8466. If you would like to provide information anonymously, you can do so by calling Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477.

  30 comments for “Home invasion robbery in Lancaster Tuesday afternoon

  1. j.jackson
    June 16, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Alls i know is that my husband was arrested for this b.s. he was arrested on the 12th they detained him and even in the police report the woman whos house it was couldnt identify him. And they still took him. Now they sure didnt mention any of this right here or in the paper. Because he was out on a bond. And on county supervision. So he has no rights.. if it was anyone else they would have went home to there family. The sheriffs and there whole culture of enforcement is a joke. They offered my husband 60 something years my son turned 1 yrs old on the 13th.
    James Jackson, 25, Male, White of Palmdale 4 p.m., 6-12-2012 211/PC/F ROBBERY:SECOND DEGREE 1000 Blk of J9

  2. ryenisha jackson
    June 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    why would anyone home invasion a home in where section 8 is very high they have the same thing you do NOTHING

    • david G
      June 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      she found them in her home which is when a burglary becomes a home invasion. unless i am wrong if they busted in the house knowing people where there then ya that to is a home invasion but the article doesnt say that.

      • 7Mary3&4
        June 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

        LOL…yeah david g, with your vast amount amount of legal knowledge, stemming from your felony conviction, and your recent misdemeanor convictions, we will come to you for the definition of crimes! Try looking in the penal code before you open your piehole!

        • sacryinshame
          June 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

          Little testy, 7Mary3&4? This isn’t about David G. Why you trying to start a argument?

          • david G
            June 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

            its okay yes i have been around the legal system my whole life i guess its just the cost of doing business sort of like on job training. regaurrdless yes i guess it can be called a home invasion i am glad no one was shot or hurt i know what it like to have a family mamber go trough a home invasion and someone got shot. thank god t wasnt my brother but his friend lost a few toes and yes they are still out there.

          • david G
            June 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

            but since the people said to get on the floor to the victim then yes i believe it is correct for them to be charge as a home invasion.

            but is any burgler runs away when confronted i believe it should be a residential burglary.

    • Stinger
      June 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Notice how the trolls come in to EVERY crime related story and try to link it to welfare, Section 8, foodstamps, etc.?

      • 7Mary3&4
        June 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm

        Uhhhhh let see…..oh that’s right. Its because most crime IS related to section 8, welfare, food stamps, or otherwise ghetto behavior!

        • Kristen
          June 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

          Okay! I live in this neighborhood… Let me just state so everyone can leave the section 8 crap out of it…. This is a very nice neighboorhood, very quite despite all the traffic on the very busy street. Not one of my neighbors act ” ghetto.” Maybe we should focus on the fact that this poor women can no longer feel safe in her own home, instead of stating things none of you know is true.

        • Stinger
          June 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

          7moron3&4, how do I put this politely… You are being disingenuous and your statement is utterly untrue.

          • Maria
            June 18, 2012 at 7:56 am

            Ahhhh….bleeding heart “Stinger”…know it all! Right “Stinger”? Or should we call you Diane?

          • Stinger
            June 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

            Nope. Don’t know it all. Just more than you, apparently, “Maria.”

            All that I demand of you is to think outside of the political boxes that you so willingly let politicians put you into. You are being lied to by people with the agenda of getting you to keep them in office, irrespective of anything else – including any improvement in living conditions.

            Don’t believe me, fine. Do your own research on the subjects and you’ll find out for yourself that what you thought was true, is not… No matter what you choose to call me.

          • Maria
            June 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

            Oh Sheeple “Stinger”! You are the one being lied to by people with an agenda of getting you to keep them in office! I implore you to think “outside the political box”!

          • Stinger
            June 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

            What a disappointingly predictable answer with no more substance than flatus in the wind.

          • Maria
            June 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm

            Fap fap fap…

  3. Leave me alone
    June 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Yes, please take away my privacy so I don’t have to learn to keep my doors locked. Please video everything so I don’t have to take responsibility for my own safety.

    Do you people honestly think a plane flying around is going to stop crimes from happening? What I see as more likely is a potential for abuse of power (using this means of surveillance to hand out code enforcement infractions) and false alarms of people “looking suspicious” on their own property getting wrongfully hassled by law enforcement.

    Seriously….. You are willing to give up your privacy (and in-turn liberty) so you “feel” safer? So there are going to be planes flying around doing surveillance, and if one “happens” to be looking in the right direction it might catch a crime in place….

    Well, we have numerous deputy units running around and they didn’t “happen” to stumble on this crime in progress (and they were apparently very close). So what makes you think the “eye in the sky” would have?

    • sacryinshame
      June 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      Come on Leave Me Alone. They didn’t stumble upon the crime because they are looking straight ahead and driving at a high rate of speed.

  4. Layla
    June 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Lord, what is this world coming too. Time two change the laws. Since robbery is a high profile crime and a felony, I petition: 1st offense 20 yrs, 2nd 30 yrs, 3rd LIFE In prison. Lets lock up these hoodlums for good.Let the decent people live safe and fearless. Budget smudget, Safety is PRICELESS.

    • Stinger
      June 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Sorry, Layla, but it has been proven that mandatory sentencing has no effect on deterrence of crime. All that it does do is cause inequity in sentencing by the courts and cause increased taxes to pay for more prisons.

      • Layla
        June 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        Stinger, Safety is priceless, who cares how much it cost if it saves a live, robberies don’t always go smooth. Criminal and their crimes escalate over time and I’d rather see the money go on protecting our friends, family, our home, our streets and our neighbors, rather than jacking up the streets all over Lancaster. you are right but so am I, it can reduce crime. May stop the criminal from the third crime. As for these youths, old enough to do the crime, old enough to do the time. Of course not such a harsh sentence. They can go to school several years straight and learn life skills, labor skills, coping mechanisms and anger management skills, 7 days a week

  5. fed up!
    June 13, 2012 at 9:36 am

    The eye in the sky is only going to be used for code enforcement and maybe if their lucky catch a robber or two once in a while. Think of how much money the city can be save by not having to send the code enforcement brown shirts out every morning seeing if your trash cans are not visible and checking to see if your grass is green, they can do that from the air with one person. They can lay those folks off, get rid of the vehicles whcih would mean savings by not paying salaries and benefits and maintenance.

    • Adam Chant
      June 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

      How exactly will they do that? The LEAPS is operated and viewed only by LASD not the city. Code enforcement is handled by city staff and not LASD. If someone wanted to do that they could already with Google Maps, Bing Bird’s Eye View, etc..

      • fed up!
        June 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

        google maps has not been updated in a couple of years and is not real time.

        • June 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

          Actually, the Google Maps update staff driving their Volkswagen New Beeetle vehicles with their cameras atop their roofs – can’t miss ’em once you’ve seen ’em – *have* been here in the Antelope Valley of late. I saw them on Palmdale Blvd. some months back, and Sandy Corrales-Eneix’s Facebook page mentioned them lately. So Google Maps *does* update their information about the Antelope Valley more rapidly than you may have realized.

          • Sammy
            June 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

            Sorry but Google doesn’t update daily. And nobody believes the city won’t have their fingers in this. They’re paying for it (we r), and will expect to get their moneys worth.

          • Adam Chant
            June 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm

            Does the city interfere with the use of the Helicopter? Do they use the helicopter for code enforcement? No and No. It’s an LASD resource that is paid for in part by the city, yet the city has no access to the video that is recorder while the helicopter is in the sky.
            Understand this FACT; the helicopter flys around 2-3 hours at a time recording video the whole time the camera is on. It is commanded by and controlled by the LASD. LEAPS is commanded and controlled by LASD and will fly for 2-3 hours at a time.
            Exactly how are they different?
            It’s one thing to disagree with the observation, but extrapolating to be somehow any different than what is currently implemented with the helicopter is bordering on superstition or conspiracy theories.

            Besides there is enough private aerial footage taken monthly for real estate and GIS mapping in this valley that if the city wanted to do code enforcement they could at a fraction of this cost.

    • sacryinshame
      June 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      The City of Lancaster could also save some money if the did survellience on some of the Code Enforcement people who spend their days at home.
      In theory, I think the Eye in the Sky sounds great. In reality, I too, believe it will be abused by people in a position to do so. I understand that it can “zero in” on an area when dispatch puts a call out for officers. Hopefully the people doing the dispatch will be properly trained so they aren’t blowing people off if they don’t like their attitude.

  6. Hurry!
    June 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Get that “Eye in the Sky” fired up and ready to go!

    • Sam
      June 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Eye in the Sky – Keep a lid on crime!

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