Long Beach Parolee Held in Home Invasion of 90-year-old Rossmoor Lady
The names of those involved have not yet been released, although the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) has revealed the suspect is 23, was picked out of photo lineup by the victim and was arrested at his home around 3 a.m.
The elderly woman had walked out to retrieve her newspaper in the 11600 block of Weatherby Road around 11 a.m. when she was followed back in by two men, one of whom held a handgun to her neck.
The lady was placed in a chair and bound by electrical tape. Cloth was placed over her face and jewelry was ripped off of her before her home was ransacked. She managed to trip a home alert system that she wears around her neck.
Based on a composite sketch of a suspect from the woman's description, an investigator working on a different case noticed similarities to another man from a previous crime, according to OCSD, which said that suspect's photo was the one the victim picked out of a lineup.
Meanwhile, the search continues for the second robber, and anyone with information is asked to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.TIP.OCCS.