LANCASTER – Lancaster deputies thwarted a home burglary in progress last week and arrested two alleged thieves who were linked to an armed robbery that occurred that same day, authorities said.
Javonne Searles and Richard Tyler, both 22, are facing burglary and robbery charges in connection with both crimes, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
[Around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014] Lancaster Deputies responded to a burglary in progress located at a home on the 4700 Block of West Ave J-4.
Suspect Richard Tyler was detained at the home.
A second suspect, Javonne Searles, was located and arrested after a pursuit.
After further investigation, it was determined that both of these suspects were connected to an armed robbery which occurred earlier in the evening. The armed robbery occurred in the eastside of Lancaster.
Both suspects were transported to the Lancaster Station Jail and booked for armed robbery, burglary, a felon with a firearm, with additional charges pending.
Both suspects were held on $100,000 bail.
Searles pleaded not guilty May 29 to second degree robbery, first degree burglary, person present, and evading an officer; while Tyler pleaded not guilty to second degree robbery and first degree burglary, person present, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office..
Bail for Searles was raised to $300,000 and bail for Tyler was raised to $250,000.
A preliminary court hearing on the case is set for June 10.