When officers responded to the scene, one of the suspects answered the LAPD officer’s knock at the door. And three arrests were made.
The whole thing started when the victim awoke at around 9:00 am to a noise at the side window of her home located on the 8100 block of Wakefield Ave. in Pacoima, a city located in the San Fernando Valley.
After getting out of bed, she noticed a suspicious male in her yard, and asked him what he wanted through her bedroom window. Just then, another noise at the back of her home lead to two masked men (one of them armed) entered, forcing their way inside her bedroom demanding money.
The victim pleaded for the burglars not to hurt her because she had a baby on the premises. They continued to demand cash despite her insistence that she had none. Finally, the victim showed the men the money she did have, when there came a knock at the door.
Apparently, the two masked men inside the house thought the knock came from their cohort outside in the yard. Unfortunately for them, they were surprised to find an LAPD officer standing there instead. When the victim first noticed a man in her front yard, she had called to alert police; and there they were.
The suspects quickly slammed the door in the officer’s face and fled out the back of the house where they had come in. After a short pursuit, both suspects (as well as their accomplice in the front yard) were arrested and taken into custody.