Two Waltham men were arrested by Newton police early Friday and charged with the armed burglary of a house on Harvey Place in Newton a few hours earlier. The home had also been the scene of an armed robbery on Monday, police said.
Vincenzo Paul Alonge, 22, and Richard Edward Siciliano, 29, were taken into custody on Arapahoe Road after police responded to a 911 call from the Harvey Place home around 2:05 a.m, according to a Newton Police Department press release.
Officers had followed the men as they rode in a Blue Chevy Blazer which was pulled over before the arrests.
Both men are being charged with armed burglary, use of a firearm in a felony and carrying a firearm without a license, police said.
The same home was the site of a home invasion on December 26 where two masked men , one carrying a semi-automatic handgun tied up several people inside before fleeing with stolen items.
That crime is still under investigation.
Newton police said the victim of the most recent crime had a silver handgun pointed at him by one of the suspects.Officers recovered such a weapon on Washington Street and a camouflage mask on Commonwealth Avenue.
According to police, the victim had just returned home and observed a chair under his bathroom window.
"This to him appeared to be in the manner in which his home was entered on December 26 2011 in what was an Armed Home Invasion," said the release.
According to the release, as the victim entered his home, he heard people rummaging through one of his rooms. The victim then quietly left his home and called 911. While in his vehicle, he noticed two men leaving the house through the rear door.
The victim told police that one suspect was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, a black mask with a skeleton face, and black gloves.
"The second male turned away from the victim's vehicle and put his hood over his head. He was also wearing a dark facemask and gloves, while carrying a motorcycle helmet," said the release.
The release said that the victim told police that "one of those males walked up to his vehicle and pointed a silver handgun at him."
The victim said the suspects then fled the area, in what appeared to be a Blue Chevy Trailblazer.
Patrol officers in the area observed a Trailblazer turning onto Elm Street before losing sight of it.
"Another officer in an unmarked cruiser observed the Trailblazer and began following it, as it headed westbound on Washington Street," said the release.
The vehicle turned on to Commonwealth Avenue, where it failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Washington Street and Commonwealth Avenue, said the release.
Newton Police officers in a marked cruiser, who were now behind the suspect vehicle, activated their lights and siren to stop the suspects, said the release.
"The vehicle continued on Commonwealth Avenue and stopped after turning right onto Arapahoe Road," polkice said.
The officers ordered the suspects from the vehicle.
"The suspects were placed under arrest and transported to the station to be booked," said the release.