New York, NY —
Four heavily armed young black men rushed inside a Sausalito home after ringing the doorbell, pointed guns directly at an infant and a toddler, and forced the family inside to hand over property, according to court records filed by Marin County prosecutors.
The records, detailing the January home invasion robbery, say that armed young black perpetrators targeted homes with “Gun Free Zone” signs. The suspects made off with money, jewelry, and a diaper bag. Later, the suspects led police on a chase that reached speeds of 115 miles per hour before they were arrested. The suspects are charged with conspiracy, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, and enhancements for allegedly using guns in the crime.
According to the criminal complaint, the victims were targeted on back-to-back days. It started Aug. 6 at 9:30 p.m., when an unidentified male wearing a black hoodie rang a doorbell at a “Gun Free Home” in Sausalito. When the homeowner opened the door, two more black males in hoodies tried to rush inside, but the homeowner was able to close the door in time to stop them. The very next night, at about 9:30 p.m., it happened again. This time, the defendants allegedly showed up again and ran into a victim at the home, who was installing a Ring doorbell security system to prevent the armed intruders from coming back. They held the victim at gunpoint and forced their way inside, according to prosecutors. Once inside, they allegedly pointed guns at the victims, who included a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old baby. The court complaint alleges that the armed young black men pointed guns directly at the baby and “demanded money and property or they would fuckin’ kill em’ (the baby).”
WAFN reporters reached out to California Governor Newsom for comment and the governor’s staff responded, “We are in the process of banning all guns in California so that Ring door bells or signs indicating gun-free zones will not be necessary.” WAFN also contacted, Mr. Hernandez, the victim identified in the court complaint, and he stated, “I am going to Nevada and buying a gun. I was wrong for believing that a sign indicating that my home was a gun free zone and a Ring door camera would keep my family safe.”