Originally posted at 8:04 a.m. May 31, 2014. Edited with new details.
A woman who was shot in her leg during a robbery of her home in Trousdale Estates, above Beverly Hills, was recovering today as police looked for the three men who used facemasks to pull off the heist and escape.
The woman, nearly 80 years old, and her husband answered a knock at their front door about 8:30 p.m. Friday and were confronted by three masked men, said Beverly Hills police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino. The incident was reported in the hills above Sunset Boulevard, in the 400 north Beverly Hills block of Doheny Drive.
Hoshino said the victims were tied up and the suspects demanded property.
"During the course of the robbery, the female victim was shot and sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg," he said. "The suspects took undetermined property and fled via the front door and entered a vehicle which fled eastbound on Doheny Road."
After the suspects fled, the male resident was able to untie himself and called police, Hoshino said.
Paramedics rushed both victims to an area hospital, where the woman was treated for a gunshot wound and the man examined as a precautionary measure.
Hoshino said he did not know why the female victim had been shot.
No suspects were located during a search with the assistance of the Santa Monica Police Department and the Sheriff's Department.
Beverly Hills police detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the robbery to call them at (310) 550-4951.
--City News Service