Elderly woman tied up and robbed by two suspects in West Hills home

A senior citizen was tied up in her West Hills home, which was ransacked by two robbers, police said Thursday.

The suspects, one of whom was armed, knocked on the woman's door around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 22000 block of Hamlin Street and then forced their way inside, said Sgt. D. Campbell of the Los Angeles Police Department's Topanga Division.

The suspects bound the woman's hands and feet and placed her in the living room while they ransacked her residence, Campbell said.

After the suspects fled in a dark vehicle, the woman managed to untie herself and walk a few blocks to a relative's home, from where the LAPD was contacted. The woman was not injured, Campbell said.

The suspects, who remain at large, later tried to use the woman's debit card at a bank, Campbell said.

Police were investigating whether this home invasion was related to another one that took place in Los Feliz nearly an hour later.

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