Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Man enters Encino home through window, robs victim at gunpoint: LAPD

Three people were arrested in a burglary in Encino early Wednesday morning, officials announced.

Police were first called The 17900 block of Valley Vista Boulevard was in trouble around 1:35 a.m. Los Angeles Police Department officials said a woman called for help while on the phone with police but was hung up.

Officers responded to the location and saw people in dark clothing and masks leaving the home with suitcases, police said.

the suspect was The police immediately fled and set up a perimeter and brought in the K-9 unit to search.

Residents told police that multiple people forced their way into their homes by prying open rear windows. Then, once inside, two of them robbed the victim at gunpoint and stole cash, watches and cellphones, according to the LAPD.

A K-9 team eventually found three suspects, and police took them into custody.

The suspects, identified as Maliek Villafranco, 25, Darion Abbott, 29, and Jajuan Young, 25, have all been arrested.

Police said the victim’s belongings were recovered at the scene and returned.

“This incident appears to be isolated and all suspects are in custody,” LAPD officials said Thursday.

No injuries were reported during the incident, and no further details were immediately provided.

Anyone with information or video related to the robbery is urged to contact LAPD Detective Dunlop at 818-374-7730.

US News.

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