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Home invasion robbery carried out on McCord Way
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A McCord Way family were the victims of a home invasion robbery last week.

Police have arrested one teenager in the crime, which occurred at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

A female resident in the 3000 block of McCord Way told police that she was watering her front lawn when two males walked up to her. Fearful, she began walking toward her front door when one of them called out for her to stop. Then he quickly said he was only joking about telling her to stop, said Ceres Police Division Commander Mike Borges.

One of the suspects produced a sawed-off shotgun and the other a pistol and forced the woman to go inside home. Two daughters, aged 15 and 19, were inside the home at the time.

All three women were forced into the living room where the pair demanded money. They escorted one of the daughters up to the second floor when they were given a large amount of cash. The suspects also took an iPod, checkbook and a cell phone. They ran out of house and were last seen running southbound on Farris Avenue.

Police arrived and a police canine was able to trace the suspect's scent. Officer Bryan Ferreira recognized the description of one of them living in the 1700 block of White Cloud.

An officer observed two subjects matching the description of the suspects in a garage but one of them left in a vehicle before a second unit arrived. Borges said the lone officer wanted to secure the house and suspect inside the garage.

"We had no one in position to stop the car and watch the house," said Borges. "All other units were tied up.

"We had enough evidence to take control of the residence and obtain a search warrant for the house," said Borges.

Hours later a warrant was obtained from a judge. Police searched the house and found evidence taken from the home invasion. The 17-year-old was booked into Juvenile Hall on charges of committing a home invasion robbery.

No weapons were found.

Police were trying to get the second suspect identified late last week, said Borges.