Milton police arrest home invasion suspect

Suspect believed to be in country illegally

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MILTON, Ga. - City of Milton police have arrested and charged a man they believe to be responsible for a Nov. 21 armed home invasion on Hopewell Road.

The suspect is believed to be in the country illegally from Honduras. He is in Fulton County Jail without bail and attempts are being made to identify his real name.

Police said the suspect allegedly took part in a home invasion the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 21, in which a family was held at gunpoint. The family owns a home-based business, and the suspect and another man allegedly came under the false pretenses of looking for work.

One of the family members was able to escape and ran to a neighbor's home. There she called police. The suspects, who ransacked the home for money, fled on foot when they heard sirens. No one was hurt.

Officers were able to track the suspects with a K-9 unit until they were likely picked up by a vehicle. Later investigative leads led police to the Savannah area, where the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department assisted Milton detectives in apprehending the jailed man.

The suspect is charged with armed robbery, first degree burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and false imprisonment.

Milton police continue their search for the other two suspects believed to be involved in the home invasion.

—Staff