PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Two men suspected of invading a home in broad daylight on Monday in Port St. Lucie were arrested, according to police.
They were identified as Roodjey Odige, 18 and Jaquan Ricardo Saez, 20.
On Monday a neighbor called police to report a home in the 300 block of SE Greenways had been robbed.
A 59-year-old woman, was home alone when two suspects, armed with semi-auto handguns, entered her home, according to police.
The woman was held at gunpoint for approximately 5-10 minutes before the victim’s 20-year-old son and his friend walked in on the robbery, according to authorities.
Police say the suspects attacked the victim’s son and his friend as they entered the home.
The suspects struck them in the head with their handguns, causing lacerations to both, according to police.
The victims tried to run, but were chased and eventually caught and brought back to the home by the suspects.
The suspects fled on bikes with an undisclosed amount of property, according to police.
Port St. Lucie Police detectives and crime scene investigators were able to gather substantial evidence which included the suspects palm prints and a home surveillance video providing investigators with the suspects images.
On Wednesday police arrested Saez after pulling him over for a traffic stop. He was charged with home invasion robbery, aggravated battery, and false imprisonment charges.
Police obtained a search warrant for Saez’s home and found the shirt and head cap Saez was wearing during the robbery, according to authorities.
On the same day, police also arrested Odige after conducting a search warrant at Odige’s home. Police say they found a gun in Odige’s bedroom, which police suspect was the gun used in the robbery.
Odige was arrested and charged with armed home invasion robbery, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, grand theft of the firearm and false imprisonment charges.
Both Odige and Saez were taken to the St. Lucie County Jail where they were held without bond.
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