SHELTON, Conn. — Shelton police arrested two Derby men after they barged into a Geissler Drive home and demanded money from the homeowners at gunpoint in December, police said.
Ricardo Llera, 21, and Ray Sosa, 41, were arrested on multiple charges stemming from the Dec. 23 incident.
The male and female owners of the home reported two men entered their home and stole cash, both of the victims’ cellphones and other items, police said. The victims were not harmed during the incident.
Shelton detectives investigated and executed a search warrant at Sosa’s Minerva Street home, where they recovered items taken in the home invasion, police said. The firearm used in the crime and the cellphones were also recovered, police said.
Further investigation revealed that Llera, who knew the victims, was involved in planning the home invasion, police said.
Sosa was arrested Thursday and charged with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and criminal possession of a firearm.
Llera was arrested Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit home invasion and intimidating a witness.
Each man was held on $75,000 bond.
Llera was arraigned in Derby Superior Court on Wednesday. Sosa is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges.
The case is still under investigation by Shelton detectives and other arrests are expected.