SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA) – Authorities are searching for four suspects involved in an attempted armed robbery in Sherman Oaks in the early morning hours Wednesday in which they allegedly tailed a man to his house.
The attempted robbery occurred just after 3 a.m. outside a home in the 14000 block of Valley Vista Boulevard, a few blocks south of Ventura Boulevard.
According to Los Angeles police, four suspects riding in a silver Jeep Cherokee followed the victim to his house. at the minimum one of the suspects was carrying a gun.
When the victim got to his house, the suspects attempted to rob him, but were unsuccessful. They did not get into the home itself, police said, and no shots were fired.
They sped away from the scene. The victim allegedly jumped back into his means and tried to follow them, police said. He flagged down a California Highway Patrol officer.
The victim and his girlfriend who reside at the home were not injured. It was not closest clear where he was followed from.
The four suspects were only described as Black males. There was no immediate information regarding whether footage of the incident was caught on any security cameras in the area.
All this comes after the LAPD Monday issued a community alert warning Angelenos about the current crime trend of “follow-home robberies.”
Police have listed areas such as Melrose method and the L.A. Jewelry District, along with nightclubs and high-end restaurants, as places where these crimes have originated.
On Melrose method in the Fairfax District, there has been a rash of robberies in the past few months, from employees being held at gunpoint, to diners being robbed as they eat, with already one victim being shot to death outside of a shoe store in August.
On Oct. 27, the Encino home of Dorit Kemsley, star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” was robbed at gunpoint. Security footage of the robbery was released Monday. Police said two suspects broke a sliding glass door and entered Kemsley’s home while she and her children were inside. Holding her at gunpoint, they allegedly threatened to kill her. They stole high-end handbags, jewelry and watches. A third speculate, the getaway driver, later met the other two in a black pickup truck before fleeing the scene.
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