Police released additional details about the scary home invasions that have taken place in the Inland Empire. Investigators are requesting help from the public in finding two accomplices who were a part of several violent crimes that have traumatized the families. One of the families was pepper sprayed and tied up as their home was burglarized. The robberies took place in Rancho Cucamonga, San Jacinto and Yucca Valley.
Via ABC 7:
At a news conference Friday morning, detectives urged the public to help them find the two accomplices of 28-year old Jeffery Taylor-Thompson of Highland, who was arrested following a home invasion robbery in Rancho Cucamonga last month. One of the victims was Mike Hafez, who appeared at the news conference.
"My 10-year-old can't go anywhere in the house alone," said Hafez, whose entire family was pepper-sprayed and tied up on Oct. 3 at a home on the 6700 block of Di Carlo Place in Rancho Cucamonga.
"My daughter hasn't slept in her room since that incident," added Hafez.
Detectives say Taylor-Thompson was arrested in Nevada during an unrelated traffic stop. They say a search warrant at his home revealed information connecting him to not only the Rancho Cucamonga home invasion, but attacks in San Jacinto on Sept. 20 and Yucca Valley on Oct. 1.
How terrifying for these families.