Two men wielding guns held four people captive in a La Crescenta house for nearly eight hours during a robbery, injected themselves and their victims with drugs and raped one of the women, Glendale police said.
The gunmen walked through the unlocked front door of Gregory Fallert's house in the 3700 block of Pontiac Street about 1:30 p.m. Monday, shortly after Fallert's mother, Betty Lane, and sister, Diane Racey, had arrived from Glendale for a visit, Sgt. Pete Michael said. The men bound all three while they ransacked the house, Michael said.
Fallert's 25-year-old girlfriend arrived about 2 p.m., was taken to a bedroom and sexually assaulted by both men, Michael said. She later was tied and gagged.
The victims told police that the men injected themselves with a hypodermic needle, then used it on Fallert and his girlfriend, who said they became drowsy, Michael said. Paramedics at the scene did not determine what was injected, but believe that it was a non-lethal dose of a narcotic, he said.