PORTERVILLE – Deputies arrested three suspects in connection to an armed home invasion robbery, but they are still looking for two more juvenile males who had a hand in the crime.
The incident happened on Saturday in the 15400 block of Rd. 233. Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Porterville Substation responded to reports of a home robbery.
The victims at the scene told deputies that they were outside of their home when they were approached by the first suspect under a ruse. The suspect then brandished a handgun and ordered them inside the house.
Once inside, two more armed suspects appeared. The victims were told to give them their jewelry, cell phones, home entertainment items and cash from the home. The suspects then tied up the victims and fled the residence in a green vehicle.
An investigation led deputies to a residence in the 23400 block of Rd 233 in Strathmore, where they contacted David Hager, 27.
“This led to a search warrant being written and served at the Strathmore residence where two stolen vehicles were located, as well as some of the jewelry and other property taken in the home invasion robbery,” according to the sheriff’s department.
Hager was arrested and booked on charges of two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, two counts of possession of stolen property, and one count of possession of stolen property relating to the home invasion robbery. The value of the recovered stolen items was approximately $2,000.
Deputies learned the identity of two more suspects, male juveniles ages 16 and 17, who were arrested and booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility.
Two more juvenile males are outstanding in this case. Anyone with information is encouraged to call (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.
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