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*Berkeley Police Identify Fifth At-Large Suspects In Home Invasion Case

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Berkeley police said today they have learned the identify of a fifth suspect being sought in connection with a brutal home invasion robbery in the 600 block of Santa Barbara Road three weeks ago.Police spokesman Andrew Frankel said the fifth suspect is 24-year-old Chiew Chian Saeturn of Fairfield.Last Thursday, police identified the other four suspects who are still at large as Vern Town Saelee, 21, of Fairfield, Vern Sio Saelee, 18, of Fairfield, Anthony Ray Douglas, 18, of Richmond, and a 16-year-old juvenile from Richmond.Frankel said three people, Buk Khansuwong, a 46-year-old Richmond man, Tien Vo, a 29-year-old San Pablo woman, and a 16-year-old boy from Richmond, have been arrested in connection with the case.The eight suspects are believed to be responsible for the Feb. 24 incident, in which two victims were bound, pistol-whipped and carved on with kitchen knives, Frankel said.The victims were taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released, he said.Frankel said the suspects still at large should be considered “armed and highly dangerous.

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