MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT
April 27, 2010
San Francisco Police Arrest Three Suspects in Home Invasion Robbery
San Francisco police arrested three suspects in a home invasion robbery that occurred early this morning on the 1300 block of Thomas Avenue at approximately 4:00 A.M. Taken into custody were Bernard Sices, 44; Johnta Durden, 23; and Jamie James, 31, all of San Francisco.
In this incident, the victim, a 35-year-old Filipino male, had just pulled into his driveway and was confronted by the three suspects. The suspects knocked him down, and one suspect removed the victim’s house keys. While one suspect held the victim down, the two others went into the house. A neighbor saw two of the suspects carrying a television from the house and called 9-1-1. The suspects had also stolen cash and personal identification while inside the house.
Police responded and all three suspects ran away toward Ingalls Avenue and onto Shafter Avenue. Police engaged in a foot pursuit, but lost sight of the suspects after they jumped over backyard fences. Police brought in the Canine Unit. Sices was located on the 1500 block of Ingalls. Durden was located hiding between two buildings on the 1200 block of Revere Avenue.
The third suspect, James, eluded police. He broke into a residence on the 1300 block of Revere by kicking in a door. The African-American male resident called 9-1-1. When the suspect approached the bedroom occupied by the male resident and his wife, the male resident shot him. Police arrived and transported the suspect to SFGH.
All three suspects have been charged with robbery, conspiracy, and resisting arrest, and remain in custody. James was also charged with hot prowl burglary.
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