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Four people accused of home invasion robbery in Cape

By Staff | Jul 30, 2011

Four people are accused of a home invasion robbery in Cape Coral.

Jessica Niccole Wright, 28, and Brian Scott Pynes, 30, both of North Fort Myers, and Kevin Jerome Bryant, 24, and D’andre Maurice Jemerson, 19, both of Fort Myers, were all arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of robbery residential home invasion with firearm or other deadly weapon.

At about 10 p.m., a man was making plans at his home in the 1800 block of Southeast Fifth Place to go out for the night with Wright. Wright left stating that she had to pick up a few friends at a pool hall and would return shortly.

About 20 minutes later, the man was waiting in his garage for Wright when he saw the same vehicle that she had been driving drive slowly past his home and stop down the block. The man called out for Wright, but got no answer.

A man with a bandana covering his mouth then entered the garage from the side of the home. The man ran inside his house and yelled for his mother and her boyfriend to call 911.

Armed with a handgun, the masked man followed.

The robber demanded money and the man threw $500 on the ground. The robber picked up about $230. The man then noticed that a second man was in his home pointing a handgun at his mother and her boyfriend. Both men fled.

The man saw both get into the same vehicle that Wright had been driving.

Cape police located a matching vehicle on Santa Barbara Boulevard within a mile of the victims’ home. They followed the vehicle over the Midpoint Bridge before conducting a traffic stop near Colonial Boulevard and Deleon Street.

The victims reportedly identified the four as those who had robbed them.

Wright, Pynes, Bryant and Jemerson were taken into custody.

All four remained at the Lee County Jail on Thursday. Pynes, Bryant and Jemerson have been denied bond, but Wright is being held on $65,000 bond.

Wright has a court appearance Aug. 10. The others have court Aug. 29.