JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The second suspect wanted in connection to the Craigslist robbery and home invasion where one suspect was shot and killed has been identified.
Investigators are searching for David Ernest Mascarenas, wanted in Sunday’s robbery and home invasion on South Taft Court.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Doctors React To FDA Decision On Vaccine Booster Shots For Only Targeted Group
Mascarenas, 54, has an active warrant for first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery and identity theft.
Mascarenas was captured on surveillance photos using credit cards that were stolen from the South Taft Court robbery and a vehicle that the suspect is associated with.
Mascarenas is believed to be one of two suspects in a gold Mustang who responded to a Craigslist ad on Sunday. One of the suspects, David Martinez, was shot and killed while he was trying to get away.READ MORE: Barry Morphew Will Stand Trial For Murder Of Wife Suzanne
Investigators say the two men went into the home on Taft Court near Belleview and Simms and tied up the male homeowner. He got loose, ran out and began firing at Martinez, 38, who was driving away in his SUV. Mascarenas got away.
While the search continues for the accomplice the district attorney will decide if the homeowner should be charged for shooting and killing the suspected intruder.
Investigators were trying to determine whether the same suspects were wanted in another attempted robbery the day before.
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Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612, or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).