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 arrested.
Officers arrested David Ernest Mascarenas on Friday at an apartment complex in Federal Heights. Mascarenas, 54, was wanted in last Sunday’s robbery and home invasion on South Taft Court for first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery and identity theft.READ MORE: Wildfire Sparks In Ptarmigan Wilderness Above Town Of Silverthorne
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: Hector Frias-Chavarria Sentenced For Drunken & Deadly Road Rage Crash
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.
Tthe district attorney will decide if the homeowner should be charged for shooting and killing the suspected intruder.
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Mascarenas remains in custody in the Jefferson County Jail on $500,000 bond. He is scheduled for a first court appearance on Feb. 1.