Lamorinda police are searching for the man who reportedly confronted a nanny working at a home on El Castillo in Orinda Tuesday, striking her with a handgun after ransacking the residence in view of a 5-year-old child before eventually taking the family’s black Porsche Cayenne.
Police said the assault, the second home-invasion robbery in Lamorinda in recent weeks, started when a black man described as 6′-tall, medium build, with short hair, approached the nanny as she raked leaves in front of the home while waiting for Karen Yim’s 5-year-old daughter to return from school.
Police said the suspect said something to the nanny she did not understand and the man left. Ten minutes later, after the child had returned home and had gone inside with her caretaker, police said the man returned, kicked in the front door, brandished a black handgun and demanded money.
Chief Mark Nagel said the suspect walked the nanny and the child through the home, opening drawers and at one point pistol-whipping the woman. The gunman took iPads, cash and car keys to the Yim’s 2012 black Porsche Cayenne (Lic. 6VMK320) – ultimately leaving in that car.
MOFD firefighters treated the victim for a head laceration at the scene.