By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at about 11:00 PM, Lafayette Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a home invasion robbery that happened on the 1100 block of Crestmont Drive in Lafayette.
The incident involved three suspects who were armed with a pistol. The suspects entered the residence through an open garage door. The suspects assaulted a male resident and then restrained both residents. The suspects went through the house, stealing valuables and personal items.
When the suspects left the home, they left both residents still restrained. It took the residents several hours before they were able to get free and call 9-1-1. The residents said that the suspects entered the home around 7:30 PM.
Both victims suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.
Lafayette Police Investigations and the Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab responded, and the investigation is ongoing.
The incident is very similar to another home invasion armed robbery that occurred on Halloween night in Lafayette, also involving three suspects, in which two victims were injured. (See related article)
Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 283-3680 or (925) 299-3234. For any tips, email: 94549TIP@gmail.com or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.