Ring doorbell captures moment armed robber impersonating a delivery driver pulls gun on homeowner who fights back and causes him to flee
- Two Connecticut men have been arrested over a scheme to dress as delivery drivers and rob homeowners when they opened the door
- Xavier Otero, 37, was caught on a Ring camera attempting to rob a homeowner at gunpoint in East Haven on Friday morning and arrested hours later
- Jean Carrasquillo-Torres, 26, was arrested on suspicion of being the getaway driver and planning more robberies, with zip ties and fentanyl found at his home
Connecticut police have arrested two men after a homeowner was threatened at gunpoint by one of them, who arrived on the doorstep dressed as a delivery man.
Xavier Otero, 37, was caught on a Ring camera attempting to rob a homeowner in East Haven on Friday morning.
Ortero is seen approaching the Maple Street house dressed in an orange safety vest, holding a package in one hand.
He knocks on the door, and when the homeowner opens Ortero pulls a gun out of his pocket.
Xavier Ortero, 37, is seen on Friday approaching a home in East Haven, Connecticut holding a package
Ortero rings the door, and the homeowner opens – Ortero then puts his right hand in his pocket
Ortero pulls a gun – but the homeowner fights back
Xavier Ortero (left) ran from the door and into a waiting Dodge Ram driven by Jean Carrasquillo-Torres (right). Both men have been arrested
The homeowner fights back, and Ortero quickly runs away and jumps into the passenger seat of a waiting silver and black Dodge Ram.
‘The incident was captured on the homeowners Ring camera system and images of the suspect and video of the incident were immediately disseminated through various media and social media outlets,’ said East Haven police.
‘Soon after, tips began coming in.’
Ortero was arrested at the house of a relative 45 miles away, in Hartford.
Officers then learnt of plans to stage a second robbery in Manchester, 10 miles east of Hartford.
They located the Dodge Ram and arrested the owner, Jean Carrasquillo-Torres, 26.
Inside his house they found zip ties ‘and weapons related items’.
Ortero is seen being shoved off the doorstep and falling back
The 37-year-old flees towards the waiting Dodge Ram
East Haven police publicized Ortero’s face, and he was swiftly arrested at the home of a relative
They also found 1.1kg of fentanyl and equipment for manufacturing drugs.
Ortero was charged with home invasion, criminal possession of a firearm and attempt to commit unlawful restraint, among other charges.
Carrasquillo-Torres was charged with conspiracy to commit home invasion, plus drugs and weapons charges.
The pair were held at the East Haven Police Department on a $250,000.00 bond and are scheduled to appear in court on April 26.
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