TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) – Two Colorado teens – one wanted in a homicide investigation out of Denver — have been arrested in a home invasion in Torrance Monday night in which a 73-year-old woman was assaulted, police said.
At about 10:35 p.m., a neighbor spotted two suspects trying to break into a home in the 3600 block of Sara Drive and called 911. Torrance police arrived to hear a woman screaming from inside as the two suspects were running away.
Officers immediately apprehended one of the male suspects in the front yard. About 90 minutes later, the second suspect was found hiding in the garage.
The victim was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, police said. She was treated and released. She was being cared for by her children.
“When they brought her downstairs and she came out, her nose was bleeding and her cheek was puffed up and she was crying and pretty upset,” neighbor John Dezso said.
Police said the suspects, ages 17 and 18, are possibly linked to another residential burglary. They were also driving a stolen vehicle out of Colorado.
Both suspects were wanted on warrants out of Colorado. The 17-year-old, identified as Dmarco Blake, was sought in connection with a homicide investigation in Denver. Blake was one of several suspects wanted in connection with the May 16 murder of a 23-year-old man, Denver police reported Tuesday in a news conference. He may have been part of a burglary ring there, police disclosed.
The 18-year-old suspect was wanted on a robbery warrant. He was not identified.