Two suspects who allegedly staged a home invasion robbery in Valencia that victimized a 99-year-old man have been arrested, authorities said.
The nonagenarian was held at gunpoint during the robbery early Wednesday afternoon on Tournament Road, according to Public Information Officer Shirley Miller of the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley Station.
The suspects were identified as Angel Romo of Mission Hills and Courtney Waller of Canyon Country, according to Miller, who said both are 25 years old.
The victim’s stolen vehicle and other property have been recovered, she said.
A deputy responded to area of the victim’s home and noticed a man who matched a suspect description getting into a parked car, Miller said.
The man, later identified as Romo, was “acting nervous and sweating profusely,” according to Miller.
Romo was detained and found to have an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant, Miller said.
“When the suspect’s car was searched, heroin and drug paraphernalia were retrieved,” Miller said.
A deputy saw a woman, later identified as Waller, walking along Wiley Canyon Road. She also matched a suspect description and was detained and later positively identified by the victim, Miller said.
Deputies located the victim’s stolen Ford Escort in the 24000 block of Avenida Crescenta and found the victim’s stolen property as well as a 12-gauge shotgun and case inside, she said.
Romo and Waller were arrested and booked on multiple felony charges including robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft, felon in possession of firearm, false imprisonment and intimidating a victim, Miller said.
Both were being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and were due Friday in court in San Fernando, according to sheriff’s online inmate records.
–City News Service