Would-be robbers foiled when safe fails to open

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MISSION HILLS – Two employees at a Mission Hills supermarket were tied up and pistol-whipped today during a robbery attempt that failed because the safe could not be opened, police said. The incident occurred at the Albertson’s store at 16201 San Fernando Mission Boulevard, near Woodley Avenue, about 1 a.m., said Sgt. Steve Carmona of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Station. Two masked gunmen entered through the rear of the closed store as it was being stocked and tied up two employees, Carmona said. The gunmen pistol-whipped the employees and demanded the safe be opened, but apparently no one in the store was capable of opening it, he said. The victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, Carmona said. The would-be robbers fled the store empty-handed, he said. ———————————————- For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img

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