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2 Men Jailed After Actor Robbed

Mon., Jan. 22, 1996

Actor Harry Dean Stanton was tied up and robbed in his house by gunmen who forced their way in, loaded his car with electronic goods and drove off, police said Sunday.

Two men were arrested after police traced the car which was equipped with a security tracking device.

Stanton, 69, was slightly injured in the incident. The robbers forced him into his bedroom at gunpoint, bound him and then loaded electronic goods and other items into his 1995 Lexus. Stanton freed himself and called

police after the gunmen left.

Police found the car two hours later. As officers watched, another vehicle arrived, someone got out, went over to the Lexus and drove off.

Police chased the car and captured the driver after he crashed into a parked car and tried to run away. They also arrested the driver of the second vehicle, which was stolen.

Stanton’s lengthy film credits include “Cool Hand Luke,” “The Godfather, Part II,” and “Private Benjamin.”

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