At roughly 8 a.m. on December 11, Clovis PD dispatch received a call of a home invasion near Clovis and Santa Ana Avenues.
Officers quickly responded to the scene. Detectives began an investigation and discovered that the crime was not random. The suspects were given the key to the apartment by female who used to live there.
Their goal was to steal property and cash.
After multiple search warrants and further investigation, six suspects were arrested. Five males and one female.
The investigation found that the suspects were armed with semi-automatic handguns with red laser sights. Once entering the apartment, they tied up the victim with zip ties. They stole 1,400 marijuana vape pens valued at $64,000, designer clothing, shoes, and cash.
Detectives were able to recover the stolen items but in addition found five handguns, ammunition, zip ties, and additional evidence.
The five male suspects have been identified as 18 year-old Jaan Pinedo of Fresno, 18 year-old Angel Ramirez of Fresno, 19 year-old John Searless of Fresno, 22 year-old Jonathan Simmavong of Clovis, and 18-year-old Christopher Sanchez of Fresno.
They have been booked into jail for felonies that include robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a firearm, and conspiracy.
The female suspect was identified as 19-year-old Brianna Houston of Fresno. She was booked into jail charged with felony conspiracy, robbery, and false imprisonment.