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De Luz home invasion robbery leaves woman bound, two suspects still at large


Last updated 6/26/2014 at Noon

Aaron Facciponti

On the afternoon of June 25, 2014 at approximately 1 p.m., four men forced entry into a residence located on the 19000 block of Carancho Road in De Luz, where they blindfolded and bound a female victim, stealing multiple personal items from the house.

“The victim reported to the deputies that four suspects forced their way into the home after asking the resident for directions.” stated Riverside County Sheriff Deputy John Wade. “The suspects brandished a handgun, tied the victim up and blindfolded her while they ransacked the residence.”

According to the report, numerous identifiable pieces of personal property were stolen from the residence as the victim lay tied and blindfolded. “The victim was able to free herself and the Sheriff’s Department was called.” Wade said.

As detectives began their investigation on scene of the crime, Temecula Police officers received a dispatch regarding suspicious activity in the parking lot of a local motel, Old Town Temecula’s Rodeway Inn, according to reports.

“The caller reported seeing subjects unloading items from two vehicles and carrying the items into a nearby motel room.” Wade reported. “The items described by the caller matched items taken during the recent home invasion robbery.”

Claudio Higuera

The Temecula Police officers, on scene, made contact with two males as they exited the motel room, who then fled on foot.

“Aaron Facciponti (19 years) from Pomona and Claudio Higuera (42 years) from West Covina were arrested without incident.” Higuera was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for violating the terms and conditions of his parole.” Wade said.

Many pieces of the victim’s personal property were recovered, linking the apprehended suspects to the crime, however two additional suspects are still at large.

Wade urged anyone with information regarding this investigation to respond to Detective Jeff Fisher at the Temecula Police Department /Riverside Sheriff’s Southwest Patrol Station – (951) 696-3000.


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