Landlords tied up, beaten

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AZUSA – Two Azusa landlords were tied up and beaten by renters who had been served with an eviction notice, authorities said Wednesday. About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the victims, identified as a 56-year-old male and a 55-year-old female, both of Chino Hills, arrived at their 607 N. San Gabriel Ave. commercial building, Uni Arts Studio. They had issued an eviction notice a few weeks ago to Kyu Sik Kim, 51, his wife, Yoon Hee Kim, 47, and their 21-year-old son, Jun Hwan Kim, all of Azusa, Sgt. Tim Harrington said. While the Kims had not complied with the notice, the landlords did not expect them to be there. When the landlords entered the building it is alleged they were beaten, kicked and tied up with clothing and cords, police said. They were also dragged into separate rooms and robbed of their belongings. The female victim untied herself and escaped after being left alone for about 90 minutes. “She ran north on Angeleno, where she used a neighbor’s phone to make a frantic call to police,” Harrington said. The male victim was dragged into a van and driven away by the suspects, police said. Azusa police could not find the male victim. The man was later found in Pomona after escaping. The three suspects were arrested Wednesday night and remain in custody on $1 million bail each. “All I saw was helicopters and cops, and I thought someone was murdered,” said neighbor Chum Yi, who said he was relieved the people were found safe. Police are still looking for the van, a 2001 Honda Odyssey with a license plate number of 4SWP610. Anyone with information can call Azusa police at (626) 812-3200. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109last_img