The man was treated for a minor head laceration and released at the scene, said Frank Chiella, battalion chief with the Manhattan Beach Fire Department. Neighbor Cameron Frye told KTLA news Friday there was blood.
Manhattan Beach Police Det. Michael Rosenberger said the man, in his mid 50s, arrived home a couple of hours after his daughter. She reportedly entered the residence around 8:30 p.m. and was confronted by two men who tied her up, held her at gunpoint and continued to ransack the home, said police.
The man and his daughter escaped sometime after the two suspects left. They then knocked on neighbor Kimberly Frye's door to have her call police, as stated in a KTLA video report.
Rosenberger told Patch Tuesday police are not completely sure how the two suspects entered the home and declined to say whether or not the residence was equipped with an alarm system. He did say the suspects did not enter through the front door.
Police recovered evidence that is being processed for use in the investigation. The suspects could face robbery and battery charges, he said.
One suspect is described as a black male adult, 20- to 30-years old, 5'10" with a medium build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
The other suspect is described as a black male adult, 25- to 35-years old, 5’10” with a medium build. He, too, was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
Anyone with information about this crime should call Detective Michael Rosenberger at (310) 802-5127. Police want information on any suspicious vehicles or persons that were in the area on Thursday afternoon.