During Phony Package Delivery, Connecticut Homeowner Shoves Suspect to Stop Attempted Armed Robbery

The horrifying attempt to rob a Connecticut home by an armed robber who disguised himself as a delivery man was seen on a home surveillance camera. The homeowner reacted instantly, pushing the intruder away in self-defense. The attempted house invasion was reported by the East Haven Police Department in Connecticut on Friday, April 14.

Police say that at around 10:00 a.m., Xavier Otero, 37, posed as a deliveryman by approaching a house while wearing a fluorescent orange safety vest and carrying a manila parcel. A silver Dodge Ram Pickup truck can be seen lurking in the background of the Ring surveillance camera, not far from the house of the unwary family.

Otero is seen knocking on the door and claiming the parcel is his. Otero drew a black revolver from his waistband and entered the house. Before he could get very far inside, the homeowner shoved him back out onto the porch.

_Fake Package Delivery by Shoving Suspect
_Fake Package Delivery by Shoving Suspect

Otero got up and running rapidly to catch up with his accomplice, 26-year-old Jean Carrasquillo-Torres, who was waiting in the pickup vehicle. The two of them hurriedly departed the area. East Haven Police initially shared images taken inside the residence of the unnamed family in an effort to identify and locate the two perpetrators.

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Otero was eventually located by police after receiving numerous tips that led them to a relative’s home where he had taken refuge. In addition to possessing a pistol and being charged with first-degree menacing, he is also accused of breaking into a residence.

Carrasquillo-Torres was subsequently apprehended by law enforcement and charged with unlawful restraint and conspiracy to commit home invasion. Authorities discovered drugs and firearms at his residence, leading to more charges against him.

According to the authorities, the men planned to loot their victims while zip-tying them. In addition, authorities think the men planned a second burglary. Each man’s bond has been set at $250,000, and he or he must appear in court on April 26.

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