Man solicits prostitute and becomes victim of home-invasion robbery, Clovis police say

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CLOVIS, Calif. (KFSN) -- Clovis police have arrested two suspects and are looking for a third in connection with a home-invasion robbery that occurred last year.

Authorities say a man living on Cougar Lane, near the intersection of Fowler and Barstow avenues, solicited a prostitute to go to his house on Nov. 29. The woman asked if she could take a shower and then went to her car to get some clothes.

At that point, investigators say, the woman and two men entered the house and stole property along with the man's car. They say the two men told the victim "don't call the cops." The car was later found south of Fresno.

Detectives say 27-year-old Maribel Joachin was the woman who went to the home on Cougar Lane. They say a search warrant served at her home south of Fresno turned up some of the victim's property. Joachin was arrested on Jan. 6 at a pizza parlor at Cedar Avenue and Kings Canyon Road in Southeast Fresno.

Authorities say they served a search warrant at the home of 25-year-old Gary Banks and found property that was also taken from the victim's house. Banks was arrested on Wednesday at the Fresno County Probation Office, where he had checked in for his last day on probation.

The third suspect has not been located.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Clovis Police Department at (559) 324-2800.

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