Masked men rob Lakewood Village home with two victims inside, police say

Long Beach police are investigating after four to six men wearing masks forced their way into an occupied Lakewood Village home and robbed it shortly before 8:40 p.m. on May 1.

At least one of the men had a gun, authorities said.

The men took various items, including jewelry and handbags from the two women, LBPD spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.

Police found evidence of forced entry into the home on the 4400 block of Heather Road, near Centralia Street.

“No contact was made between the suspects and victims during the incident,” De Prez said, and no injuries were reported.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.