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Enrique Cruz and Percibal Omar Alberto arrested for alleged South San Francisco home invasion robbery

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Two men and a juvenile were arrested in connection with a South San Francisco home invasion robbery on Monday morning in which the intruders stole property and threatened three teenagers with a knife, police said. According to police, the teenage victims were inside a home in the 800 block of Commercial Way playing video games when they heard a ruckus outside at around 9:30 a.m.

Two suspects began pounding on the door of the home, and when the teens heard a window shatter, they locked themselves in a bedroom, police said. The victims then heard the suspects rummaging through the residence, and within 15 minutes the intruders broke open the door of the bedroom where the teens were hiding, according to police. One of the suspects brandished a knife and ordered the teens not to move, police said. The suspects then left the home, allegedly with the victims’ stolen property.

A police investigation led officers to the man they believe was the primary robber. That suspect, 19-year-old Enrique Cruz, was located at his South San Francisco home, where police reportedly found the stolen property. Cruz was taken to San Mateo County Jail and booked on several felonies, police said. A second suspect, another 19-year-old South San Francisco resident identified by police as Percibal Omar Alberto, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, burglary and possession of stolen property.

Police also arrested a third suspect, a juvenile who was booked into the juvenile detention center on charges of obstruction, possession of stolen property and a probation violation. Police believe the suspects knew the three victims and targeted the home where the robbery occurred.

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