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Gun-wielding suspects invade neighboring Orange County homes

August 13, 2013|By Joseph Serna

An Orange County community is on edge Tuesday morning after robbers forced their way into a home and tied up a family at gunpoint and then invaded a neighbor's home as well.

The incidents began about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of Calle Grande in Orange Hills, an affluent community in the city of Orange. One of the victims told NBC-Los Angeles that a robber held a gun to her head as well as her family’s.

The family was then tied up but managed to alert authorities when the woman’s husband escaped through a window and called police, CBS-Los Angeles reported.

The incident lasted three hours, the woman told reporters at the scene Tuesday.

But the robbers weren’t done. A neighbor’s home also was invaded and a man who lived there was either shot or stabbed in the hand, the man’s wife told KTLA-TV. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to media reports.

No description of the suspects was immediately available and no arrests have been made. An Orange police department official contacted Tuesday morning declined to comment.

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joseph.serna@latimes.com

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