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SANTA CLARA COUNTY — The Santa Clara County West Valley Division made three arrests in a home invasion robbery that occurred on December 20 on the 19000 block of Bainter Avenue in unincorporated Los Gatos.
The call came just after 4:08 AM after three adult suspects and one juvenile suspect had left the home of a 50-year-old adult male who had been attacked and injured as they demanded money and valuables from him. Satisfied with their take from the home, the four suspects drove away in the victim’s Mercedes Benz SUV.
“The Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATTF) arrested three adults and one juvenile at the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto,” Sgt. Richard Glennon said. As they were sitting in a parked Mercedes Benz SUV, the suspects were identified by Santa Clara County Investigators as the ones who had stolen the victim’s vehicle earlier that morning. Glennon said, “Sheriff’s Office Investigators believe that most, if not all, of the suspects arrested inside the stolen vehicle participated in the home invasion.”
During a search of the vehicle, two handguns were found inside along with cash, jewelry, and other valuables belonging to the owner of the stolen SUV. The Sheriff’s Office believes the victim was specifically targeted by the suspects.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office at (408) 808-4500. Alternatively, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services Anonymous Tip Line at (408) 808-4431.