The UCF Police Department identified four people involved in an armed home invasion at Pointe at Central Nov. 29, according to a report.
The UCFPD identified those involved as Reysling DeJesus Herrera, 22; Alexis Jasmine Walker, 20; Amani Jalia Hamilton, 21; and a 17-year-old, whose name is withheld because of his age.
Herrera, Hamilton and the teenager are in custody in Osceola County, and there is an active warrant for Walker’s arrest, the report said.
All four face charges of home-invasion robbery with a firearm, false imprisonment and trespass of a conveyance. Hamilton faces an additional charge of grand theft auto, the report said.
On Nov. 29, two residents of the Pointe at Central apartment complex reported an armed robbery to UCF police.
The victims originally reported that only their property had been stolen and it was a random act by the suspects. Both victims later admitted the armed home invasion was due to a drug deal, the report said.
One of the victims admitted to police that he was a seller of small amounts of marijuana. The victim’s roommate, who was inside the apartment at the time of the incident, does not sell marijuana, the report said.
The UCFPD learned that Walker reached out to the resident of the apartment to arrange a drug deal. Walker, Hamilton, Herrera and the 17-year-old arrived at the apartment complex together in a Chevrolet Camaro that had been reported stolen out of Orange County, according to the report.
Walker and Hamilton went upstairs to the residents’ apartment, where they talked and smoked a small amount of marijuana,the report said.
The women later signaled to the men downstairs, and Herrera and the 17-year-old rushed inside the apartment.
Herrera pointed a semi-automatic pistol at both victims, according to the report. The victim who was selling marijuana told police Herrera mainly fixated the firearm at his chest as the 17-year-old collected items from the apartment.
The group left the scene with drugs, electronics, a backpack and one of the resident’s wallets.
On Dec. 1, UCFPD investigators were alerted to two arrests made by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the stolen vehicle used in the crime, according to the report.
Herrera and the 17-year-old were in the Camaro, which also contained some of the items stolen during the armed home invasion. The car fled from police and the men fled on foot before being arrested by deputies, according to the report.
Herrera and the teenager denied their involvement in the crime, but were positively identified by the victims, the report said. They face additional charges from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.