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4 arrested in connection with gunpoint home invasion in Chula Vista

December 16, 2012 |  2:42 pm

Two men and two women were arrested Sunday in Chula Vista on suspicion of being part of a home invasion robbery in which the homeowner was held at gunpoint and a shot narrowly missed his sleeping wife and small child.

The four are charged with robbery, conspiracy and weapons violations, according to the Chula Vista Police Department.

The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. when two men entered an open garage and forced the homeowner to lie on the floor while they ransacked it, police said. One robber fired a shot that penetrated the garage ceiling into the master bedroom above, where the homeowner's wife and child were sleeping.

Among the things stolen was the victim's cellphone, police said. Using the calls made on the phone, detectives found two suspects in Santee and two in Spring Valley.

Arrested and booked into county jail were Ryan Johnson, 20, Antonio Rattler, 20, who allegedly were at the scene, and Nichole Clark, 29, and Lizbeth Garcia, 20.

A loaded gun and some of the victims' property were found in a car occupied by Johnson and Garcia, police said. More of the victims' property was found at the apartment of Rattler and Clark, police said.


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