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Police: Suspects in West Palm Beach home invasion robbery tied to crime in Fort Lauderdale

Posted: 2:25 PM, May 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-24 18:12:31-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — West Palm Beach police have identified two men arrested for a violent home invasion robbery in an upscale community earlier this week.

Police said 29-year-old Tavarice Brown and 42-year-old Sedric Thomas broke into a home in the 5200 block of S. Flagler Drive early Tuesday morning, held a mother and daughter at knifepoint, tied them up, then ransacked and robbed the home.

Police said the suspects got in through a window.

The victims weren't hurt, and police haven't said why that home in particular was targeted.

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The West Palm Beach Police Department said detectives identified one of the suspects through the agency's Real Time Crime Center, which debuted last year.

Police said surveillance video and fingerprints placed Brown and Thomas at the victims' home.

The suspects were tracked down in Broward County in a stolen truck, detectives said.

Fort Lauderdale police said Brown and Thomas were involved in a home invasion robbery in that city on May 15. Investigators said the suspects, armed with semi-automatic weapons, attacked an elderly couple inside a home on SW 27th Avenue, tying them up and stealing several items, including a Porsche.

Brown and Thomas are currently in the Broward County Jail. They're facing charges of home invasion robbery, false imprisonment, and battery on a person over the age of 65 for the West Palm Beach crime.