Suspects in the home invasion and beating of a Fresno vet are 12, and 15 years old

Authorities get a break in the case of a home invasion robbery and attack against a World War II vet.
November 14, 2013 3:40:51 PM PST
Authorities get a break in the case of a home invasion robbery and attack against a World War II vet, in his Fresno County home last month. Sheriff Margaret Mims revealed new details about the incident.

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Sheriff Mims held a news conference announcing the arrest of three suspects in the case. The sheriff did not reveal their identities, but say they're three teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15. And that they are from the neighborhood where last month's attack happened.

Sheriff Mims believes the teenagers are responsible for a series of other break-ins in the area. And Josef Martin's was the third home visited on October 23rd.

Investigators say the youngest suspect climbed in through the garage to let the other two in. And that's when they pistol whipped and robbed the World War II vet in his room, then took off with $200.00 and some of his jewelry.

Sheriff Mims says the three teenagers will be charged with home invasion robbery, and elder abuse. And now investigators are looking into how the young suspects got the gun used in the attack, and whether there were any other suspects involved.


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