SAN JOSE – According to the San Jose Police Department, a young couple was responsible for a home invasion robbery, when a teenage victim was tied up in his home while they ransacked the house. According to SJPD Sergeant Heather Randol, “On July 30, 2014, the San Jose Police Department investigated a Home Invasion occurred in the 7000 block of Anjou Creek Circle”. The home is in south San Jose in the Orchard Creek neighborhood. Police were able to follow-up information leading to the arrest of the two suspects, 19-year-old Christopher Nguyen and 19-year-old Tiffany Nguyen.
The SJPD robbery unit identified Christopher Nguyen as the person who had committed a robbery with a female accomplice who waited outside the home until the suspect exited the home with goods he had stolen. Randol said, “Suspect Christopher Nguyen was in possession of two firearms when he forced entry into the home”.
Nguyen broke into the home by breaking glass to open the window. During his entry he awoke a sleeping teenage victim. The victim confronted the burglar, but was unable to stop the suspect who was armed with a handgun. Randol said, “The suspect bound the victim with zip ties and then proceeded to ransack the house for valuables”.
Further investigation identified Tiffany Nguyen as a lookout in the robbery. Both subjects were apprehended by the San Jose Police MERGE Unit on October 23 and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for robbery, false imprisonment, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. It has been reported that Tiffany is Christopher’s girlfriend, who happens to have the same common Vietnamese last name. Though both live in San Jose, they have separate residences, according to arrest records.
Christopher Nguyen had been arrested twice before this year. On July 25, just days before the home invasion, he was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance. Earlier in October, 10 days before being arrested in this incident, he was charged with a weapons offense related to possessing a billy club or similar implement, like a blackjack or leaded cane.
Persons with information regarding the above case are urged to contact Detective Chan of the San Jose Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (408) 277-4166.