A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly being involved in a home invasion robbery which took place in Rancho Cucamonga on Oct. 3, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Jeffrey Taylor-Thompson, a resident of Highland, was one of three suspects being sought in connection with the incident. Investigators are still seeking information on two outstanding suspects.
Authorities believe that Taylor-Thompson is also a suspect in two other home invasion robberies, one in San Jacinto on Sept. 20 and one in Yucca Valley on Oct. 1.
During these investigations, detectives began sharing information and soon found there were similarities and a significant amount of evidence identifying Taylor-Thompson as a suspect in all three cases.
On Oct. 21, Taylor-Thompson was contacted by troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol in Las Vegas, Nevada and arrested on unrelated charges. He was also charged with violating the terms of his probation and booked into the Las Vegas Metropolitan Detention Center, where he is being held without bail. He was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision(PRCS) in San Bernardino County at the time of the robberies and on felony probation in the State of Nevada for weapons possession charges. At the conclusion of his criminal case in Nevada, Taylor-Thompson will be extradited back to California.
The incident in Rancho Cucamonga occurred at about 8:49 p.m. in the 6700 block of Di Carlo Place. Several men approached the residence armed with an unknown type handgun and contacted the victims in the garage. The suspects used a pepper spray type of chemical agent to spray the victims’ faces, including the minor children, then restrained the entire family by securing their hands together with plastic zip-ties. The suspects robbed the victims of their valuable possessions and fled.
Detectives are continuing their investigations and urge anyone with information, specifically regarding the identities of the two outstanding suspects, to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information at www.wetip.com.
This robbery on Di Carlo Place in Rancho Cucamonga is separate from another home invasion robbery in Rancho Cucamonga which took place on Oct. 14 on Carnesi Drive. In that incident, a suspect, Dennis Franks, was arrested recently.