Two Cape residents arrested for home invasion robbery
Two Cape Coral residents and a man from Pine Island were among four people arrested Saturday following an alleged home invasion robbery in Fort Myers.
According to the Fort Myers Police Department, Frances Danielle Rochford, 33 and Joseph Eugene Rochford, 19, both of 317 NE 10th Street were among four people arrested when officers responded to a report of a home invasion robbery on Superior Street in Fort Myers at around 5 p.m.
According to police, the suspects entered the residence and demanded money. A 73-year-old man in the house was struck in the head with a firearm before the suspects fled.
As police were responding to the scene, they received a call about gunshots being heard in the vicinity of the alleged robbery. A vehicle that was seen fleeing the area was stopped and the four occupants detained, according to police. Further investigation yielded the discovery of two guns and a ski mask inside the vehicle and the four people inside where arrested in connection with the alleged robbery and for firing one of the weapons, police said
Both Frances and Joseph Rochford were charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault of a person 65 or older.
In addition to the Rochfords, whose relationship was not released by police, Timothy Dixon, 24, of 5617 Meadowlark Lane, in Bokeelia was arrested and charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault of a person 65 or older and possession of a prescription drug without a prescription.
Angel Ramos, 35, of 4523 Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers was also arrested and charged with with home invasion robbery with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm in public, wearing a mask or hood on the property of another and aggravated battery on a person 65 or older.
Police report that at least one of the defendants has provided a full confession.