Ring doorbell films the moment when an armed robber posing as a delivery boy pulls a gun at the homeowner who fights back and makes him flee
- Two Connecticut men have been arrested over a plan to dress up as delivery drivers and rob homeowners when they opened the door
- Xavier Otero, 37, was caught Friday morning on a Ring camera attempting to rob a homeowner at gunpoint in East Haven and arrested hours later
- Jean Carrasquillo-Torres, 26, was arrested on suspicion of being the getaway driver and planning more robberies, zip ties and fentanyl found in his home
Connecticut police have arrested two men after a homeowner was threatened with a gun by one of them, who showed up on the doorstep dressed as a delivery boy.
Xavier Otero, 37, was caught Friday morning on a Ring camera attempting to rob an East Haven homeowner.
Ortero is seen approaching the house on Maple Street, wearing an orange safety vest, holding a package in one hand.
He knocks on the door and when the homeowner opens, Ortero pulls a gun out of his pocket.
Xavier Ortero, 37, is seen Friday approaching a home in East Haven, Connecticut with a package
Ortero rings the doorbell and the homeowner answers – Ortero then puts his right hand in his pocket
Ortero pulls a gun, but the homeowner fights back
Xavier Ortero (left) ran out the door and crashed into a waiting Dodge Ram driven by Jean Carrasquillo-Torres (right). Both men have been arrested
The homeowner fights back and Ortero quickly runs off and jumps into the passenger seat of a waiting silver and black Dodge Ram.
“The incident was captured on the homeowner’s Ring camera system and images of the suspect and video of the incident were immediately circulated through various media and social media outlets,” the East Haven Police Department said.
“Tips started coming in soon after.”
Ortero was arrested at a relative’s home 43 miles away in Hartford.
Officers then learned of plans to pull off a second robbery in Manchester, 10 miles east of Hartford.
They found the Dodge Ram and arrested its owner, Jean Carrasquillo-Torres, 26.
They found cable ties “and weapons-related items” in his home.
Ortero is pushed off the curb and falls back
The 37-year-old flees to the waiting Dodge Ram
East Haven police revealed Ortero’s face and he was quickly arrested at a relative’s home
They also found 1.1 kg of fentanyl and drug making equipment.
Ortero was charged with, among other things, home burglary, criminal possession of a firearm and attempted unlawful restraint.
Carrasquillo-Torres was charged with conspiracy to commit a home invasion, plus drug and weapons charges.
The pair were held by East Haven police on $250,000.00 bond and are expected to appear in court on April 26.