The Richmond Register

Crime

March 14, 2014

Five charged in Thursday home invasion

North Third Street residents held at gunpoint

RICHMOND — Richmond police apprehended and charged five people in a home invasion Thursday immediately after the incident in front of the victims’ North Third Street home.

Juanisha N. Burns, 19; Casey L. Bobbitt, 33; Jermichael T. Cobb, 19; Marcel G. Sellars, 24; and Rahim Hill, 19; were all charged with robbery and other offenses connected to the incident, according to a Richmond police report.

All of them gave Lexington addresses, however the RPD reported that Sellars has a “Chicago connection.”

Officers were sent at 11:15 p.m. to the residence in the 700 block of North Third Street after receiving a report about a possible home invasion.

The officers encountered the five people entering a vehicle near the home, and they were detained, the report stated. A witness identified the group as being involved in the home invasion.

The male resident told people he and two women were in the unlocked apartment when four men burst into the home. At least two of the men were armed with handguns, the report stated.

The men then stole items from the victims and apartment while holding the occupants at gunpoint. The suspects took a gold rose, two wallets, cash from the male victim’s pockets, a necklace and three cell phones before fleeing, the report stated.

Another man told police he was standing outside the apartment when the men arrived, and they had tried to drag him inside, but he escaped.

The arresting officers reported that Cobb was searched, and a Jennings .22 caliber pistol, brass knuckles, a digital scale and $156 were found in his possession.

A search of Sellar produced about 1 gram of cocaine, the report added. Hill also was searched, and police reported he had 4 grams of marijuana.

Officers also found a .32 caliber revolver, 24 grams of marijuana, the stolen necklace and $117. Twenty-four trazodone pills also were found in close proximity to Hill, the report stated.

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