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2 arrested in Palermo home invasion robbery

Pictured left to right: Roberto Cacho and Gerardo Ceja

Two men who deputies say were involved in a drug trafficking organization were arrested for a home invasion robbery in Palermo.

Posted: Jun 24, 2020 4:16 PM

PALERMO, Calif. – Two men who deputies say were involved in a drug trafficking organization were arrested for a home invasion robbery in Palermo.

It happened June 6 on Dack Way in Palermo. 

Authorities learned through investigation that multiple individuals forced entry into the home, tied up the victims, and fired at least two shots from a firearm, according to the sheriff’s office. One of the shots nearly struck an infant who was sleeping inside the home.

The individuals responsible for the home invasion robbery stole cell phones, surveillance equipment, U.S. currency, and marijuana plants from the home, according to the sheriff's office.

While the robbery was happening, deputies said a friend of the robbery victims showed up at the scene and was able to get a description of the vehicle being driven by one of the suspects.

Law enforcement in the Yuba City area located the suspects’ vehicle and identified 46-year-old Roberto Arroyo Cacho, of Yuba City as the driver. Victims of the robbery confirmed to deputies that Cacho was an individual involved in the robbery.

Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted additional follow-up over the past two weeks on the investigation. Deputies said they served a search warrant on a parcel located on Mamie Way in Palermo on the evening of June 5 and located stolen property from the robbery.

On June 11, detectives served a search warrant at 34-year-old Gerardo Ceja home and located evidence proving he participated in the robbery including; over 450 marijuana plants, two firearms, and over $40,000. Ceja was placed under arrest for several charges, according to BCSO.

On the afternoon of June 11, detectives said they served a search warrant on Gene Lane in Palermo and located over 650 marijuana plants. Authorities said it was determined the individuals involved in the robbery were involved in a drug trafficking organization.

The sheriff’s office said this investigation is ongoing. They ask anyone with additional information to contact Detective Zach Price at 530-538-7671.

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