Two arrested for Santa rosa home invasion

September 18, 2010 2:13:40 PM PDT
Police have arrested two suspects and are seeking a third in connection with a home invasion robbery that took place last weekend, police said Friday.

During that robbery, two armed male suspects followed two residents and their guest into a home in the 900 block of Sonoma Avenue at about 8:40 p.m. Sunday.

The residents reported that the two robbers ordered the three victims to the ground, bound their hands and feet with duct tape, and held them at gunpoint while they ransacked the home, stealing electronics and marijuana plants, police said.

The suspects unbound the visitor -- identified by police Tuesday as one of the suspects - and had him assist in carrying the stolen items to an SUV that was waiting outside, police said.

The residents were able to free themselves and call police.

On Thursday, police received information that the visitor, Daniel Vincent Flores, 21, of Forestville, was holed away in an apartment on Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Officers from the Oakland Police Department located Flores in a business near the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 18th Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

After detectives interviewed Flores, he was booked into Alameda County jail on robbery charges with bail set at $120,000.

One of the suspected robbers, Steven Andrew Chavez, 21, was arrested at his home in the 400 block of Lynbrook Drive in Pacifica at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday on a $120,000 warrant, Santa Rosa police said.

Inside the home, police found evidence that linked Chavez to the robbery, as well as marijuana believed to be intended for sale, police said.

The third suspect is still being sought and the Sonoma County Alliance is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to his arrest.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Santa Rosa police Sgt. Steve Fraga of the violent crimes team at (707) 543-3590.


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