Local News in Brief : Villa Park : Robbers Use Stun Gun to Find Jewelry, Guns

Robbers suspected of being involved in a rash of residential robberies in Villa Park apparently struck again Sunday night, police said.

The latest robbery occurred about 10:30 p.m., when two masked gunmen confronted the owner of a house on the 10000 block of Old Ranch Circle in Villa Park, after entering through an unlocked window on the second floor, Sheriff’s Lt. Richard J. Olson said.

The gunmen forced the seven people in the house to lie face down on the living-room floor, Olson said. One of the robbers then shot the owner of the house with a stun gun and forced him to disclose the location of valuables. No other injuries were reported.

The men stole $250 in cash, jewelry worth $10,000, two handguns, one rifle and one shotgun, Olson said. They also took a 1987 Mercedes-Benz, which later was found undamaged a short distance away, with the doors open and the engine running.


Olson said both suspects were wearing dark clothing, black ski masks and gloves. One is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and the other about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, he said.

Olson said this was the fifth armed robbery in Villa Park or the Lemon Heights neighborhood near Tustin in four weeks and the third in which victims were attacked with stun guns, which emit an electrical charge that can disable a person.