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3 Sought in Halloween Night Armed Robbery

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man, woman and child involved in an armed robbery at an Encino home while trick-or-treating Halloween night.

The man, who was wearing camouflage fatigues, is described as a 6-foot-3 African American with brown eyes and hair and weighing 160 pounds. He is between 25 and 35 years old.

The woman, who was dressed as a football player, is described as white, 5 foot 4, about 150 pounds and having blond hair, blue eyes and freckles. She is in her mid-20s.

The girl, who was wearing a pink ballerina costume with a crown, also has blond hair, blue eyes and freckles. She is between 4 and 6 years old.

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The trio knocked on a door in the 15000 block of Royal Ridge Road about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and yelled “trick or treat!” A woman dressed as a witch and her son, who was wearing a teddy bear outfit, answered the door to give out candy, Los Angeles Police Department Det. Lindy Gligorijevic said.

The man returned to the home a few minutes later with a pistol, grabbed the woman by her neck and forced her and her son into a closet, police said. The man fled with $6,000 in jewelry, authorities said.

Police received several calls from Reseda residents who had spotted the man and child collecting candy in their neighborhood Wednesday night, but no other robberies were reported, Gligorijevic said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s West Valley Division at (818) 756-8546 or (818) 756-8543.

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