Two masked men tie up Glendale woman during home invasion robbery, police say

Two masked and hooded men tied up a Glendale woman’s hands and robbed her of $70 during a home invasion reported Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The resident was in a bedroom of her three-story home when she heard voices and yelled out, “Who’s there?” according to Glendale Police Sgt. Robert William.

When she left her room, she was confronted by the two men in “Army-style uniforms,” who were communicating with a third suspect – a lookout – using a walkie-talkie.

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The suspects reportedly cut the cord of an electrical massager and used it to tie the woman’s hands in front of her body. After demanding that she sit, they told her they wouldn’t hurt her, but just wanted her belongings.

The pair had entered her home through a rear sliding door that had been left ajar.

The resident’s home – located on the 2400 block of Flintridge Drive – was burglarized a couple months ago while she was out of town, so she told the robbers that she didn’t have anything valuable.

Police don’t know if Tuesday’s robbery and the previous burglary are related.

After ransacking her bedroom and stealing $70 from her wallet, the duo fled. The suspect on the walkie-talkie reportedly advised the pair when it was clear for them to come out.

The victim told police it seemed like the suspects were not expecting her to be home, William said. The men were not armed and she was not injured.

Detectives are canvassing the neighborhood for leads.

Anyone with information on the home invasion robbery can call Glendale police at (818) 548-4911.


Alene Tchekmedyian,

Twitter: @atchek