A 56-year-old La Cañada man on April 9 reported to Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station deputies that while he was standing in the front yard of his home in the 4800 block of Carmel Road, two men who appeared to be in their 20s drove up and said they needed help. The man in the passenger side of the vehicle asked for directions. As the La Cañada man approached the vehicle, he noticed the passenger had a black semi-automatic hand gun in his hand. The young man told the resident to give him his wallet. The resident complied but told him that he didn't have any cash.
The passenger took the wallet, found no cash, handed the wallet back to the resident and said, “I'm sorry.”
Then he and the driver drove northbound on Carmel Road and out of sight.
The passenger is described as a white or Hispanic man in his mid-20s, dark hair, unshaven with a bandage wrapped on his right arm.
The resident did not get a good look at the driver.
The vehicle is described as a dark green older model car with the door handle missing from the passenger side.
This incident is similar to one that occurred April 8 in the 5000 block of Princess Anne Road.
A young man with a cast on his right arm approached a La Cañada resident who was working in his front yard and robbed him at gunpoint. That time the suspect was described as a white man in his 20s, 5'9”, thin build with short hair.
The suspect fled in a white vehicle.
Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station at (818) 248-3464.