LANCASTER — Two men posing as good Samaritans helped an injured elderly man into his Lancaster home and then ransacked the residence and stole several items, authorities said.
Dandre Singletary, 22, and Kerry Lathan, 24, were arrested Thursday in connection with a burglary that occurred on the 600 block of Genoa Avenue, according to Sgt. Chris Bergo of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Both suspects were initially detained by Deputy Munoz of the Lancaster Station Burglary Suppression Team, Bergo stated in a news release.
“During his investigation the deputy [Munoz] discovered both suspects were in possession of possible stolen property,” Bergo stated. “Deputy Munoz contacted the owners of the property and discovered they were the victims of an unreported residential burglary.”
“Upon further investigation, it was discovered the elderly victim had fallen in front of his residence and subsequently broke his hip,” Bergo stated. “The suspects approached the victim with an unidentified female under the guise of good Samaritans and helped him back into his residence.”
The suspects did not call 911; instead, they called the victim’s family, according to Bergo.
“Before the victim’s family was able to respond, the suspects ransacked the victim’s residence and stole several items,” Bergo stated.
Singletary and Lathan were arrested on suspicion of burglary, and each is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to LASD inmate records.