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Teen arrested after home invasion robbery at senior apartments in Citrus Heights

Sentinel staff report–
Citrus Heights police said an 18-year-old suspect is in custody after an early morning home invasion robbery occurred at a senior independent living community off Auburn Boulevard on Friday.

Lt. David Gutierrez said the suspect, whose name has not yet been released, broke into a residence at the Crosswood Oaks apartments on Crosswoods Circle around 1:30 a.m. while the resident was sleeping. The resident awoke while the teen was selecting items to steal and was then assaulted by the suspect.

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Police said the victim was left with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. The suspect fled the scene, but was located and arrested by police.

Lt. Gutierrez said the teen will likely be charged with elder abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and home invasion robbery. He said additional information is expected to be released later today.

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.

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