Woman Recovering After Beverly Hills Home Invasion

The woman was hospitalized and the husband, who suffered severe bruising, was by her side

By Willian Avila
|  Sunday, Jun 1, 2014  |  Updated 6:57 AM EDT
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A woman was recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg during a home invasion robbery at her home. Jane  Yamamoto reports from Beverly Hills for the NBC4 News at 6 on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Jane Yamamoto, Azucena Varela

A woman was recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg during a home invasion robbery at her home. Jane Yamamoto reports from Beverly Hills for the NBC4 News at 6 on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

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A woman was recovering from a gunshot wound Saturday as police continued their search for three masked men who tied her and her husband up during a brutal nighttime robbery at the couple’s Beverly Hills home.

Police said the couple was confronted by the three men at their house in the 400 block of Doheny Road after answering a knock at their front door sometime before 8:30 p.m. Friday.

"The victims are elderly male and female couple who were tied up inside the location," said Lt. Lincoln Hoshino of the Beverly Hills Police Department.

The woman was shot in the leg before the robbers took off with some of the couple’s belongings, Hoshino said. Her injuries were non-life threatening.

One neighbor said officers searched her backyard with their guns drawn.

"They had guns, rifles," said the neighbor. "When they left they just told me, 'Lock your door.'"

After the men left, the husband was able to untie himself and call police, Hoshino said. They were both taken to the hospital.

On Saturday, the woman was hospitalized and the husband, who suffered severe bruising, was by her side.

Police have stepped up patrols in the area.

Jane Yamamoto contributed to this report.

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