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Arcadia Residents Jump Off The Roof Of Their Own Home To Escape Armed Robbers
Three Arcadia residents escaped a potentially dangerous home invasion on Friday night by jumping off the roof of their home after three armed burglars broke into their home and held them at gunpoint.
Three robbers broke into the home on the 600 block of West Lemon Avenue through an unlocked window last night, and one of the robbers forced the three residents inside in an upstairs bedroom to lie face-down at gunpoint as the other two robbed the home, according to KTLA.
The three victims were able to escape when the gunman looked away for a moment and the ran to a window, where they kicked out the screen and ran onto the roof. From there, the residents all jumped into their own front yard and screamed for help.
Two of the victims were treated at a hospital after sustaining from jumping off the roof. It was not reported how much was stolen from their home.
Arcadia police responded to yelling shortly before 11 p.m., but were unable to locate the suspects. The only description reported was that two of the suspects were black males, one wearing a black and the other wearing a red hoodie. The third suspect was only heard by the victims.