PACOIMA — A home-invasion robbery early Wednesday sent a pistol-whipped victim to the hospital and detectives searching for two suspects, Los Angeles police said.
The robbery in the 9700 block of Telfair Avenue is the fourth of its kind in the last month in the east San Fernando Valley, but police said they have no evidence the robberies are connected.
About 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, two men entered the single-family home of a mother and her adult son, apparently through an unlocked door or window. They went to the son's room, where he was pistol-whipped several times across the back of the head. The woman was also hit once in the head, Foothill Division Det. Jim Bosse said.
The robbers tied up the mother and son and covered their faces before ransacking the home and fleeing with $200. The victims untied themselves and called police from a neighbor's home. The son told police he thought one of the suspects was wearing a ski mask.