Tourists zip-tied in home invasion robbery at East Hollywood vacation rental

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

LOS ANGELES – Six tourists from Minnesota were thankful to be alive after terrifying moments unfolded at a vacation rental property in East Hollywood

Around 4 a.m. Tuesday, they became victims of a home invasion at home located near the intersection of Heliotrope Drive and Rosewood Avenue. At that point, officials said at least five suspects in ski masks surprised the group who had reportedly just arrived from the Midwest. The suspects were said to be all armed with guns and rifles. 

Sleeping on the floor below, a couple woke up to the sound of screaming and knew something was terribly wrong, so they jumped out of a window to safety.

Meanwhile, the suspects took off with cell phones, suitcases, cash and everything they could carry. 

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Investigators believe this was possibly an inside job and that the robbers had a key because there were no signs of forced entry. In addition, it appears the suspects knew where the security cameras were because they were all covered.

Since the suspects were wearing ski masks, police could not release a description of the suspects. 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.