Date turns into home invasion robbery in Atwater Village

A man just looking for a romantic evening with a woman instead became the victim of a violent home invasion robbery in Atwater Village.

Jay Rothenberg says he invited a woman to his apartment and it turned into the woman setting him up.

He says the attack happened shortly after he arrived home with the woman. He says three men stormed inside, hit him with a gun and forced him to the ground and tied him up.

The woman left with the assailants who allegedly took cash and other belongings.

Police are checking to see if a security camera in the apartment complex caught any of the suspects.

Rothenberg is a Lyft driver and says he met the woman on the job and communicated with her for some time and even helped her out with money.

Copyright 2018 FOX 11 Los Angeles: Download our mobile app for breaking news alerts or to watch FOX 11 News | Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.