Masked gunmen attempt home invasion

Incident location.

PALMDALE – A Palmdale man on his way to work Thursday morning was confronted by two masked gunmen in his garage, authorities said.

The incident happened around 8:19 a.m. in the 41600 of Cielo Vista Drive in Palmdale, according to Palmdale Community Relations deputy Robbie Royster.

“[The victim] used his garage door opener to open his garage, and he was going to go through the garage, enter his vehicle and leave for work,” Royster said.

But the man lingered inside for a few minutes before leaving, and when he opened the door to his garage, he was confronted by a pair of masked intruders, Royster said.

“He sees a man standing next to his vehicle, in the garage, wearing dark clothing and a ski mask, with a firearm in his hand,” Royster said, adding that the intruder was peering into the victim’s car.

“Out of the corner of his eye he sees another person, similar description, standing at the corner of the garage,” Royster said. “One of them goes to point a handgun at him, at which time, he does the right thing and goes back into the home, locks the door, hits the panic button on his alarm system and calls 9-1-1.”

Royster said the intruders were gone by the time deputies arrived. A family member, who was upstairs looking out the window, saw a compact white vehicle driving away from the house right after the incident.

But investigators have not determined if the car was connected to the incident, Royster said.

“There are several possibilities that we’re looking into right now,” Royster said. “The victim stopped them in the course of it, so we don’t know if it was a burglary, a home invasion or a kidnapping.”

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Palmdale Station at 661-272-2400. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may do so by calling Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477.

  24 comments for “Masked gunmen attempt home invasion

  1. Jason Bruce
    September 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I have called the Palmdale PD three times now with security camera footage that caught the car four times driving around the neighborhood scoping out the place… downloaded the footage to give the police for evidence to help them arrest these guys. I have YET to get a call back asking for the footage! Ridiculous… guess they don’t care about catching the bad guys sometimes. Still have the footage Palmdale Police Department… get off your asses and call my cell I’ve given to you three times now and catch the bad guys!!

    • really
      September 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Jason, while Im not condoning the Palmdale Sheriffs Station, I have a comment. How about you take proactive measures and hand deliver the footage to the Watch Commander at Palmdale Station. You should not allow their ineptness dictate your ability to help your neighbor. We as human beings tend to accept no as an answer.

      • Jason Bruce
        September 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

        No worries… they came and got the footage. I would have done that, but when I called the police department no one knew anything about the case so going down there and having them not know anything would be a waste of time and gas money.

  2. PeaceInTheAV
    September 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    That is so sad, as racism continues to raise its ugly head in this forum. For those of you who feel that way, maybe it is time to move somewhere that you don’t have to be around people, period. This is an indication of ignorant people and unfortunately a sign of the times with the economy (both the crime and the comments here). Thank goodness they left that man and his family alone. For every person you are pointing the finger at, you are missing someone standing next to you or even in your own personal circle who commits crime. Can anyone here say that they trust EVERYONE OF THEIR OWN RACE TO TOTALLY HAVE THEIR BACK WHEN YOU NEED THEM? I doubt it. It is a people thing, not a race thing. We have had enough problems out here playing the racial blame game…all the while failing to take care of the AV as a whole and encouraging GOOD PEOPLE to continue to live here, not ____ people or ____ people. Many people came up here to have a safe area and more hometown environment to raise their families and unfortunately other less moral people came up too. BUT LET US NOT FORGET THAT there were some of those people already here…..some have been here for generations, selling drugs, creating gangs, and terrorizing the community. This was not Utopia when I moved here, has not been, and will never be…BUT there is hope in our community working together to keep the decent people here and show those who are not the door!

  3. Udontknowme
    August 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm


  4. big chula
    August 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm


  5. big mike
    August 31, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    My kind? I’m Mexican and were taking California back

    • R.b.
      August 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      you’re not Mexican. Youre a ghetto troll on your Mamas computer in the back of her Section 8 rental house. We Mexicans go out and work and have better things to do than troll and flame everyone on the internet.

      • big mike
        August 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

        I’m at work [removed]

      • big mike
        August 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm

        Hey rb your not Mexican we work your probably at your dad’s house wanking it on the internet Meth head

  6. big mike
    August 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Hey A-holes I been living out here more longer than all you
    Meth heads how bout 39yrs. Now you move back to where you came from

    • R. b.
      August 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

      58 yrs here. Now pack your bags Thug Lover!

      • big mike
        August 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm

        Damn grandpa die already

        • R.b.
          August 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

          nah……i’ll leave that to your kids. they’ll probably Shoot each other and be dead or in Prison before turning 25.

      • Naysayer
        August 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        58 years living in the AV? I dont envy you.

  7. shannon
    August 31, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Get over it???.. these knuckleheads need to get a job.. how do u just get over the fact that lives could have been taken

  8. Naysayer
    August 31, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Probably the same two guys that robbed the milk shop a week ago.

  9. big mike
    August 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Hey stop blaming the ninjas crime happens in every city in the good ol U.S.A. so Sorry if there’s a few nuckle heads in the a.v. get over it

    • Fred Gispachio
      August 31, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Hey Big Mike, if you like all the crime, move back to Fn Compton and take your knucklehead people with you. Get over that, knucklehead. I’m sick of people like you telling me to get used to the nastiness you all brought to our community when you moved from LA to go visit your daddy or brother in prison in Lancaster. You could all die in napalm and I wouldn’t blink an eye.

      • R. b.
        August 31, 2012 at 8:34 am

        Do you think “big mike” actually knows who his biological father is? lol!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoever be at da club buyin’ Mama drinks and who EBT card di’nt run out yet…about nine monfs before his birfday.

        • big mike
          August 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm

          A.V. population by yr. 2O2O Mexican 8O%

          • Fred Gispachio
            September 1, 2012 at 8:44 am

            Nice that you made that statistic up. It doesn’t make you look any less stupid accepting/being part of the filthy criminals. Can’t wait to see your picture on this website someday.

    • Tired of their ways
      August 31, 2012 at 8:05 am

      More than just a few of THEM up here!! We need to get rid of all those
      cockaaaa roches along with you and the likes of you. Don’t need your kind, never have, never will!! LEAVE the AV and LEAVE NOW!!!

      • Tired of their ways
        August 31, 2012 at 8:09 am

        MY reply was aimed at big mike and his “kind”

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