LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Two housekeepers who were sitting for their boss were zip-tied during a home invasion robbery in Sherman Oaks overnight, police said.
The incident occurred at 3846 Sherwood Place in Sherman Oaks around 2 a.m.
The drive up to the home involves long and windy roads and investigators do not believe it was a random attack, reports Fox11.
The homeowner is not only a social media influencer, but she is also the mother of the child of a well-known record producer who has worked for numerous artists including Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, and Justin Timberlake.
The victims told investigators they woke up to find three armed men pointing weapons at them, including a rifle and a handgun before they allegedly told them to “get down on the ground.” The victims also told FOX 11’s Gigi Graciette they were then zip-tied while the suspects proceeded to ransack the home.
The suspects also took the victims’ cell phones. It is currently unknown what else was stolen from the property.
After the suspects left the scene, the two victims waited for what they said felt like a long time before calling for help. The home does not have a landline, so the victims rang the home’s Ring doorbell camera that triggered the app on their boss’ phone. She was able to contact the Los Angeles Police Department from New York.
No further information was immediately released.
This is not the first time someone of with a high-profile status has been victimized in the San Fernando Valley in recent months.
In November, actor Terrence J escaped a follow-home robbery in Sherman Oaks and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Dorit Kemsley was held at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery in late October in Encino.
Geo quick facts: Sherman Oaks is a San Fernando Valley neighborhood that’s popular with families seeking suburban comforts. Bordered by busy freeways, it features a pair of slick shopping malls, including the open-air Sherman Oaks Galleria. On Ventura Boulevard, the area’s main commercial strip, gastropubs, wine bars and bright brunch cafes mix it up with old-school Mexican and burger joints – wikipedia.