Family robbed after woman followed home from casino

BELLFLOWER - Two people were arrested and one suspect is still on the run after a home invasion robbery in Bellflower last Friday night.Deputies from the Lakewood Sheriff's Station responded to a burglary in progress call on the 9100 block of Mayne Street at about 9:20 p.m. The victims told deputies that three male black men armed with handguns robbed the family and escaped out the backdoor, scaling a fence into a neighbor's yard. Deputies contained the area and found two suspects with help from a Sheriff's helicopter. A search dog found two handguns believed to have been used in the home invasion. Detectives think the suspects followed one of the female victims home from a casino. After getting inside the house, the suspects allegedly used duct-tape to tie up the victims. The suspects were in the middle of robbing the family when deputies arrived, authorities said. Anyone with information on the case or the whereabouts of the third suspect is asked to call authorities at (562) 623-3500.

********** Published: October 18, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 27