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Bail set at $100k for suspect in Citrus Heights home invasion robbery

Braden Frazier
Braden Mavrick Frazier, suspect. // Image courtesy, CHPD

Sentinel staff report–
An 18-year-old suspect from Citrus Heights is being held on $100,000 bail after he allegedly broke into a residence at an independent living apartment complex, assaulted an 89-year-old, and made off with some stolen goods, police said in a news release issued Friday afternoon.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Friday morning, police said the suspect, Braden Mavrick Frazier, allegedly forced his way through a sliding glass door at a residence inside the Crosswood Oaks senior apartments, located near Auburn Boulevard and Van Maren Lane. During the robbery, police said the elderly resident awoke and was assaulted by Frazier, who then fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

Although Frazier was not initially located, an investigation quickly led police to identify the teen as the suspect and officers took him into custody without incident at his home in Citrus Heights. A subsequent search warrant was issued, where police said detectives located items inside his home that belonged to the victim.

The investigation also found there to be no known association between Frazier and the victim. Police also believe the robbery was an isolated incident and said Frazier was acting alone.

Online inmate records show Frazier is charged with three felonies for home invasion robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and elder abuse. Police said the victim involved was transported to an area hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

In Friday’s news release, Citrus Heights Police Chief Ron Lawrence called the incident a “reprehensible crime against an elderly victim who could not even defend himself.”

In 2016, another resident at Crosswood Oaks was assaulted during a home invasion robbery. In that case, police arrested a 37-year-old parolee who was convicted of the crime earlier this year and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Anyone with information that may be related to Friday’s incident is asked to contact the Citrus Heights Police Department’s non-emergency line at (916) 727-5500.

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