South San Francisco police today released additional details on the second suspect arrested in the home invasion robbery and sexual assault in the city Wednesday night.Police arrested Isaias Navarrete, 20, Thursday evening after visiting him in the apartment complex in San Francisco’s Mission District where Navarrete and the other suspect, Juan Carlos Vasquez, both live, according to police Sgt. Joni Lee.Vasquez, 33, was detained late Wednesday. He appears to have orchestrated the robbery, Lee said. Vasquez knew the couple because he had done landscape work for them in the past.”It looks like the motive of this was money,” Lee said. “This guy Isaias had never met the victims.” However, police believe Navarrete is responsible for the sexual assault that was part of the prolonged incident that started at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.According to police, the two men entered the couple’s home in the
300 block of Forest View Drive and tied up both of the victims, a 53-year-old woman and her husband, 74.The woman was sexually assaulted in the home’s back bedroom while her husband was tied up in a different part of the house, according to police. The suspects also stole money and jewelry and the couple’s Ford pickup truck. The couple remained bound until about 2:30 p.m., when the husband managed to free himself, according to police. He made his way to a neighbor’s house to call for help after discovering the attackers had disconnected the home’s phone line.Navarrete faces charges of home invasion, robbery, vehicle theft, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, sexual assault and burglary, Lee said.Originally police believed three suspects were involved with the robbery and attack. However, Lee said today that the two men arrested are believed to be the only ones responsible.”The victims were blindfolded and the suspects were alluding to a third guy,” Lee said. “So that was the confusion– they thought there were three.” The two suspects will likely be formally charged early next week, Lee said.
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