Hollywood Hills home invasion robbery: Suspects zip-tied victim in alleged targeted crime
LOS ANGELES - Police are investigating an alleged targeted home invasion robbery of a high-end watch dealer that occurred in the Hollywood Hills overnight.
The Los Angeles Police Department said around 1 a.m. Wednesday, officers arrived at a home located near the intersection of Mulholland and Outpost drives.
Witnesses said a dark-colored sedan pulled up next to the home and shortly after, four suspects wearing ski masks got out of the vehicle. Investigators said the suspects were able to enter the home through an unlocked sliding glass door and proceeded to go straight to the victim’s bedroom.
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The victim, Anthony Farrer, says he was woken up by the suspects shaking the bed.
"I rolled back over and when I rolled back over, another guy walked out on one side it caught me off guard, and then I looked up and two more guys walked up and I had two guns in my face," Farrer recalled.
The four suspects tied him up using zip ties and demanded that he turn over the watches he had in the home. Farrer pointed to two briefcases, which the suspects took before leaving the scene. However, it was later revealed the briefcases were empty.
The suspects did manage to get away with a backpack of jewelry and briefcase valued at $30,000.
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Farrer recently relocated to the area from Texas and said he felt someone had been casing his home over the past few days.
Detectives were canvassing surveillance footage to help identify the suspects' vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD.
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