J. Kb. sent me this:
The assailants were wearing police jackets, impersonating officers.
Video of the attack was captured by a security camera around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 26.
The LAPD says the three victims were walking home.
When they went to open the front door, detectives say two attackers with guns confronted them, demanding money and wanting to get inside the home.
The group complied and let them in, where there were two more people inside.
Once they were in the home, three more suspects followed them.
Home is our sanctuary, so when we finally return to our abode, we feel we have reached the Finish line of a race and we want to immediately relax. Unfortunately, we go Condition White and drop our guard.
And that is what the bad guys count on.
Now you know that moment of arriving home is as dangerous as going tapdancing in the middle of a Bloods versus Crips turf challenge. You do not relax till you are safely inside and double locked. You do nor approach home without carefully observing for something or somebody out of place. And if your gut starts to scream, pay attention and change the pattern, leave, make eye contact with the suspicious character as way of letting them know you know. Avoid the confrontation and call the cops. If you were mistaken, tough luck: you have been paying taxes for a long time an one call to the cops is well deserved. And do carry a decent tactical light to illuminate any and all dark places at night. Reduce the chances the bad guys have to approach you unnoticed by again, letting them know you know and the added bonus of leaving them blinded or with a reduced sight capability after you burned their retinas with 5,000 lumens (OK, at least 300 Lumens out of a Cree LED).
And, the bad news is that even that may not help you be totally safe. A crew of 6 people coming after you (5 attacker and surely a driver, possibly 2) is not an easy task to stop.