A wealthy and well-connected LA entrepreneur has become the latest target of the city’s home invader burglars, with both her house sitters bound with zip ties by the armed intruders.
The terrifying incident took place at a an estimated $5 million home on Sherwood Place, in the affluent suburb of Sherman Oaks, in San Fernando Valley at around 2a.m. this morning.
It is owned by Florence Mirsky, 40, a social media influencer and the co-founder of Koko Nuggz, which is a California-based confectionery company.
She told The Sun that she was ‘too frantic’ to speak about the crime even though she wasn’t inside the property when the robbery took place. Police were told by one of the home’s housekeepers that, along with a friend, they were held at gunpoint after the three burglars woke them up.
The two women were then ordered to get on the floor while they were zip-tied as the three burglars continued to raid the property. Police have yet to disclose exactly what was stolen, or whether the property was damaged. The victims were able to summon help after the burglars left by using the property’s Ring doorbell camera.
Between 2015 and 2018, Mirksy dated famous eight-time Grammy winning producer Scott Storch, who has previously collaborated with several worldwide artists, such as Drake, Justin Timberlake, and Beyoncé.
Records show Storch once owned the property, when he amassed more than $70 million during the height of his career. In 2015, he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida.
Homeowner Florence Mirsky (left) and Scott Storch (right) dated for three years between 2015 and 2018 before Mirsky’s Sherman Oaks home was the target of a robbery in the early hours of Thursday morning
Two unidentified people were zip-tied (pictured) and held at gunpoint after three burglars raided Mirsky’s home in the early hours of Thursday morning
LAPD confirmed that the cameras surveilling the house had tape on them and picked a lock to access the residence
The victims are seen being led away from the Sherman Oaks home after the terrifying burglary
Their phones were stolen, and they were only able to summon help using the property’s Ring doorbell camera
The five-million dollar home that once belong to famous producer Scott Storch, but now belongs to his ex-girlfriend, CEO of Koko Nuggz, Florence Mirsky
Meanwhile, LAPD confirmed that the unidentified housekeeper and her friend’s phones were stolen in the incident.
No visible signs of forced entry were noticed by investigators, who believe one of the suspects picked a lock to access the residence.
Later on, authorities confirmed that the burglars also placed tape over surveillance cameras monitoring the home.
After the three suspects took off, the two victims waited for ‘a long time’ before help was sent their way.
They rang the home’s Ring doorbell camera, which then notified Mirsky’s phone after learning that the home doesn’t have a landline.
Mirsky proceed to contact police at 3a.m., around an hour after the incident. Officers found the two victims at the home, still bound at the wrists.
So far, no arrests have been made and there is no description of the three suspects.
One of the victims was treated for chest pains but no serious injuries were identified.
As of late, crime has soared in the San Fernando Valley and in the Los Angeles area, with multiple home invasion and follow-home robberies spooking the city’s wealthy residents.
The housesitter and her friend rang the home’s Ring doorbell camera after the robbery, which then notified Mirsky’s phone after learning that the home doesn’t have a landline
LA crime is on the upswing, according to police statistics. Homicides are up by 46 percent, car thefts are up 53 percent and shootings have risen by a staggering 51 percent in Los Angeles compared with the same time frame through November 27 of 2019
The murder of Clarence Avant’s 81-year-old philanthropist wife, Jacqueline inside her $7 million Beverly Hills home on December 1 follows a disturbing rise in crime
Homicides in the City of Angeles rose 52 percent last year from 2019, and shooting incidents were up 59 percent, according to LAPD data.
The city has also suffered a shocking wave of follow-home robberies and organized smash-and-grab attacks on retailers, as the statistic went up 41.6 percent in 2021.
And last month, Beverly Hills residents were stunned by the home invasion murder of Jacqueline Avant, who was gunned down in front of her husband, famed music producer Clarence Avant.
Gascón responded by lamenting that the career criminal charged in the murder hadn’t been properly rehabilitated.
Gascon has lamented that accused killer Aariel Maynor (above) was not properly rehabilitated earlier in his criminal career
Aariel Maynor, 29, was on parole when he was arrested earlier this month and charged with the shocking home-invasion murder in Avant’s Beverly Hills mansion.
Maynor served two prison terms of five years and four years on separate robbery convictions, in addition to convictions on domestic violence and grand theft charges. He has pleaded not guilty to Avant’s murder.
Although Beverly Hills is a bastion for Democrats, with 71 percent of voters choosing Joe Biden in the last presidential election, residents are unhappy with what they see as the results of Gascón’s policies.
Many have now flocked to buy guns to defend themselves if they end up being targeted.
The district attorney’s office did not immediately respond to an inquiry from DailyMail.com on Wednesday afternoon.
Gascón is a progressive prosecutor who has been vocal about his belief that the criminal justice system needs to focus more on intervention and rehabilitation, blasting ‘tough on crime’ policies as racist and a failure.
Last month, Gascón made waves by expanding a program to drop criminal proceedings against juveniles charged with a range of felonies.
Under the expansion, youth would be eligible for ‘diversion’ after being charged with burglary, assault, vehicle theft, robbery, grand theft person, sexual battery, and arson, according to a leaked memo.
A number of felonies would remain ineligible for diversion, including homicide, forcible rape, gun crimes, and crimes resulting in serious injuries.