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October 22, 2018: Six Charged with Series of Home Invasion Robberies

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Six alleged gang members were collectively charged today with 60 felony counts for a series of home invasion robberies spanning the county, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

The six defendants are scheduled for arraignment today in Department 4 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Torrance Branch.

The defendants charged in case YA099058 are:

  • Kelyon Jahon Thomas (dob 1/1/73) faces 38 felony counts including conspiracy to commit home invasion robbery, home invasion robbery, false imprisonment by violence, assault with a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.
  •  Janalisa Bulan Estrada (dob 9/30/79) faces 27 felony counts including conspiracy to commit home invasion robbery, home invasion robbery, false imprisonment by violence, assault with a firearm.
  • Dennis Dean Coleman (dob 6/19/78) faces 14 felony counts including conspiracy to commit home invasion robbery, home invasion robbery, false imprisonment by violence, assault with a firearm.
  • Carlos Cisneros (dob 4/16/85) faces 58 felony counts including conspiracy to commit home invasion robbery, home invasion robbery, false imprisonment by violence, assault with a firearm.
  • James Anthony Carmicle IV (dob 6/9/72) faces 37 felony counts including conspiracy to commit home invasion robbery, home invasion robbery, false imprisonment by violence, assault with a firearm.
  • Richard Bill Morris (dob 3/29/80) faces one felony count of conspiracy to commit home invasion robbery.

The charges also include allegations that the crimes were committed in association with a criminal street gang, that a handgun was used and a principal was armed with a firearm during the commission of seven of the home invasion robberies.

According to the criminal complaint, between Feb. 9, 2017 and July 24, 2018, the defendants committed eight home invasion robberies, one residential burglary and conspired to commit two additional home invasion robberies in Rancho Palos Verdes, La Habra Heights, La Cañada Flintridge, Playa Del Rey and Palmdale, prosecutors said.

Over $1 million dollars in currency, jewelry and property were allegedly stolen during these home invasion robberies, prosecutors added.

Bail for the six defendants ranges from $1 million to $9 million. If convicted as charged, the possible maximum sentences range from nine years to 196 years to life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Palos Verdes Estates and the Torrance Police departments.