Press Release - Home Invasion
On Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at approximately 11:10 PM, Fullerton Police Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Las Palmas regarding a possible home invasion robbery that had just occurred.
Upon arrival, Officers determined that the residence is actually a live-in Elderly Care Facility. Inside the Care facility at the time were two female Care Givers and four elderly patients, who were sleeping, in their nineties.
Further investigation revealed that just... a few minutes prior to Officers’ arrival, the Care Givers heard a knock at the front door of the Care Facility/Residence and saw that there was black female at the door. Believing that it could have been a late night delivery, one of the Care Givers opened the door.
Immediately upon opening door, two male suspects, both of whom were approximately 6’1” tall and thin, emerged. One of the males was armed with a black handgun. The other male was armed with a shot gun. The two males and the black female entered the Care Facility/Residence and ordered the two care givers to the ground at gun point.
The suspects then began looking for items of value in the residence and then stole one of the Care Giver’s vehicles. The stolen vehicle that the suspect’s fled in is described as a blue, 2002 Volkswagen Jetta with a California License of 7WFP278.
The Care Givers received minor bruising as a result of the home invasion and thankfully none of the elderly patients were harmed.
The Fullerton Police Department has committed every resource at its disposal to finding those responsible for this egregious crime, a crime that has targeted one of our most vulnerable group of residents.
This investigation is ongoing. The Fullerton Police Department encourages anyone with information about this crime and/or suspects to contact FPD Crimes Persons Sergeant M. Rowe at (714) 738-6776 or Detective B. Phu at (714) 738-6534. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by calling Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS
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