Elderly Couple Bound with Belts, Violently Assaulted by Suspects Linked to String of NorCal Burglaries
suspects Armando Manzano, Daniel Mendez
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San Jose, California – A group of home burglary suspects linked to a string of home invasions, violently assaulted an elderly couple, stole their bank cards, jewelry and a vehicle.
Five robbery suspects broke into the elderly couple’s home on May 31, bound them with belts and violently robbed them at gunpoint.
According to San Jose police, some of the same suspects were involved in a separate robbery where they held a man and a baby at gunpoint.
“The suspects threatened to shoot the child and kidnapped the victim, forcing him to go to his bank, demanding that he withdraw money from his account,” a police news release said, according to Fox News.
The suspects brought the man home, stole his bank cards and some jewelry.
On June 7, two of the suspects held another elderly couple at gunpoint.
The suspects taken into custody include three men and a juvenile.
Fox News reported:
Four home invasion suspects linked to a series of home burglaries in Northern California, including one in which they bound and assaulted an elderly couple and another in which they threatened to shoot a baby, have been arrested, authorities said.
The San Jose Police Department on Thursday said three men and a minor had been taken into custody. They were identified as Armando Manzano and Daniel Mendez, both 19; Eduardo Santiago, 23; and a 17-year-old who wasn’t named.
Manzano was arrested two days prior to one robbery on an unrelated charge, police said.
“We’re frustrated,” San Jose police Sgt. Christian Camarillo told Fox San Francisco. “Suspects need to remain in custody. We need higher bails.”
Other suspects are being sought by police in connection with the home invasions.
The first robbery occurred on May 31 when five to six suspects bound an elderly couple with belts, brandished a handgun and “violently” assaulted them, police said. Among the items stolen were bank cards, jewelry, and the victim’s vehicle.
A short time later, the suspects went to another home where they held a male and a 15-old-month infant at gunpoint.
“The suspects threatened to shoot the child and kidnapped the victim, forcing him to go to his bank, demanding that he withdraw money from his account,” a police news release said.
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Author: Cristina Laila