Photo: Jeffery Taylor-Thompson
After three horrifying incidents in which home residents were forced to allow intruders to rob them of their valuables, one of the suspects was located and detained in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two other suspects are still on the loose.
The first robbery incident occurred at nearly 9 AM on September 20th at a residence in San Jacinto, Riverside County. The victim reported that two armed black men approached her in her front yard and ordered her to go inside her house, where the men stole many of her valuable possessions.
At about 12:30 PM on October 1st, a second robbery took place at a Yucca Valley residence in the 57000 block of Buena Suerte Road, the home of an elderly, disabled veteran. The man was home alone when two masked men broke into his home. “The victim was forced to the rear of his home and the suspects robbed him of his valuable possessions, to include stealing his wedding band from his finger,” according to the written statement. Thankfully, his valuables—including his wedding ring—were later recovered and returned to him.
The third robbery took place at almost 9 PM on October 3rd at a Rancho Cucamonga home, located in the 6700 block of Di Carlo Place. A family was in their garage when they were approached by “several black male suspects” armed with handguns. “The suspects used a pepper spray type of chemical agent to spray the victims’ faces, including the minor children, then restrained the entire family by securing their hands together with plastic zip-ties. The suspects robbed the victims of their valuable possessions and fled.”
Investigation pointed to Jeffery Taylor-Thompson (28, Highland) as one of the suspects in all three robberies. On October 21st, Taylor-Thompson was located and arrested in Las Vegas on unrelated charges. San Bernardino and Riverside county detectives went to Nevada to follow up on their investigation, at which point their suspicions were confirmed.
Taylor-Thompson was found to be violating his felony probation for weapons possession charges in the State of Nevada. He was also on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) in San Bernardino County at the time the robberies occurred in California. He is currently being held without bail in Nevada until his criminal case concludes, at which time he will be extradited back to California.
The other two robbery suspects are still unknown and at large.