A Westchester man was assaulted during an attempted robbery at his home on 77th Street, near Benjamin Avenue, early Wednesday morning, December 5th, police said.
The man was awakened when three suspects, including two women, allegedly broke into the man’s home at about 1:05 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Ana Aguirre said. It is unknown exactly how the suspects entered the residence.
The armed suspects allegedly demanded that the man give up some property, but he refused. The man then began to struggle with the suspects, at which point he was pistol-whipped on the head, the LAPD Pacific watch commander said.
The man’s father was also at home at the time but was not injured, the watch commander said.
When the man attempted to disarm the suspects, they fled the residence on foot without taking any property, the watch commander said.
The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for a laceration to the head and released, Aguirre said.
The suspects, described as two black women and one black man in their 20s, are still at large, police said. The victim reportedly recognized the two female suspects from a previous encounter, the watch commander said.