Elk Grove home invasion robbery 'fake cops' arrested

1:14 PM, Mar 20, 2010   |    comments
  • Richford Caguiat, 26
  • Christopher Pascua, 25
  • Richard Douglas, 25
  • Two armed men wearing law enforcement vests pull off a home invasion on Roselin Way in Elk Grove. 3/19/10.
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ELK GROVE, CA -- Police have arrested three men in connection with Friday's home invasion robbery in which the robbers posed as law enforcement officers.

Elk Grove police Sgt. James Fuller said Richford Caguiat, 25, was initially detained and questioned following a traffic stop Friday afternoon. Christopher Pascua and Richard Douglas, both 25, were subsequently located and arrested. 

Fuller said items recovered from the vehicle Caguiat was driving may be from the home on the 4800 block of Roselin Way where the robbery took place at 12:42 a.m. Friday.

The victims told police the two men were wearing tactical vests. One vest had the word "Sheriff" on the front and the other had the words "US Marshal," according to Sgt. Michael Iannone of the Elk Grove Police Department.

Four people were inside the home at the time. They told police the men forced them to the floor and handcuffed the mother and her two sons. A nanny in the home was forced to show the men where all the valuables were kept. Nobody was hurt.

The two men then ransacked the home and looked for money, according to police. The robbers took off in the family's vehicle, a black Chevy Avalanche. The stolen Avalanche was later recovered.

Fuller said detectives searched Pascua and Douglas' homes after they were arrested and found numerous firearms, ballistic vests, handheld radios, handcuffs and a "U.S. Marshall" hat.

All three men face charges of first degree robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, impersonating a peace officer and conspiracy.


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