SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Two suspects were arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Valentine's Day and are believed to be connected to additional robberies, San Francisco police said. San Francisco Police officers responded to a report of a robbery at an address in the 300 block of Winding Way early in the morning of Feb. 14.

Victims reported to officers that they were in their home when several people entered the house with firearms. The suspects, police said, then ransacked the house. They stole jewelry, a purse worth several thousand dollars, and a car.

One victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries before the suspects fled in an unknown vehicle.

The San Francisco Police Department launched an investigation and identified 23-year-old Isaiah Banquerigo of Antioch as the suspect. Working with other agencies, police determined that Banquerigo was suspected of involvement in several robberies in other cities.

Investigators with the San Francisco Police Department's (SFPD) Strategic Investigations Unit found probable cause to arrest Banquerigo on June 12. Because there was a risk that he was armed, the SFPD's tactical unit was deployed, which located and arrested Banquerigo in Colma. He was found with a loaded firearm in his possession, police said.

Further investigation revealed a second suspect in the Valentine's Day burglary. Officers had sufficient probable cause to arrest 21-year-old Montana Jones for his involvement in the robbery. Jones was tracked down and arrested by Oakland police on July 2. He was taken to the San Francisco County Jail.

Both suspects were charged with the following charges:

  • kidnapping
  • robbery
  • Burglary
  • Serious bodily harm
  • carjacking
  • conspiracy

After reviewing recent burglaries, the San Francisco Police Department believes the same group of suspects may have been involved in other incidents. Investigators are looking for connections to previous incidents based on similarities in the suspect's description, the likeness of the victims and the modus operandi.

According to police, investigators are continuing to collect evidence to identify the outstanding suspects involved in the Feb. 14 robbery and other home burglaries in San Francisco.

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