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Police search for twins suspected of holding O.C. family hostage

November 8, 2012 |  8:47 pm

Dean Castillo, L, and Dillion Castillo.
Fullerton police Thursday were looking for twin brothers suspected of helping to hold a family hostage for five hours.

Dillon and Dean Castillo, both 20, are allegedly part of a residential burglary ring and were hiding from officers Tuesday when they and two accomplices held the family against their will, according to police.

The four suspects were under surveillance and had committed a burglary earlier Tuesday in Brea, police said.

"When police attempted to apprehend them, they fled in their getaway vehicle, reaching speeds upwards of 80 miles per hour," the Fullerton Police Department said in a statement.

The four suspects ditched the vehicle near the Fullerton border and ran away, eventually storming into the home and holding the family hostage.

Police on Wednesday arrested two  suspects -- Korrell Cole, 19, and Matthew McGowan, 20 -- in separate surveillance operations.

The Castillo brothers have criminal records and should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Jose Arana at (714) 738-3396.


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Photo: Dean Castillo, left, and Dillon Castillo. Credit: Fullerton Police Department