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One arrested, one at large for alleged Scituate home invasion

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  September 6, 2013 04:46 PM

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Scituate police have arrested one man and are still looking for another in an alleged armed home invasion that occurred in the Shore Acres section of Scituate last week.

According to police, a 19-year-old Scituate resident was in his North Scituate home the afternoon of Aug. 26 when he heard a knock at the door.

When the teen answered the door, two men accosted him, one man pulling out a black handgun and pushing him back inside the home, police said.

Police said the men stole approximately $200 from the vicim as well as a laptop computer and the house’s cordless phone. The victim told police that one of the suspects told him not to call police. The two men then left in a four-door sedan.

Police said the victim knew one of the men and identified him to police. Officers obtained an arrest warrant on Aug. 30 and went to the suspect’s home.

According to police, officers found 4.7 grams of heroin and 40 hypodermic needles at the suspect’s Irving Road home.

Isaac Gomes, 31, was subsequently charged with home invasion armed with a firearm, armed robbery, larceny from a person, larceny over $250, intimidation of a witness, threat to commit a crime, and possession with intent to distribute Class A heroin.

Police would not disclose if the weapon was found with the suspect, and also wouldn’t disclose if they have leads on the second suspect.

Because the victim knew one of the suspects, police said they don’t believe the invasion to be a random attack.

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