The suspect in a home invasion robbery that occurred on Tuesday on the first block of El Castillo in Orinda has been arrested. He is identified as 18-year-old Armani Miller of Oakland.
Since the Tuesday afternoon incident where a nanny was beaten and a vehicle stolen, Orinda Police have been actively investigating the case and trying to identify the suspect. An alert resident in the area told police about a possible suspicious vehicle that may have been associated with the incident. A Reconyx camera in the city captured images of the vehicle, a white 2-door Lexus, and its license plate. Orinda Police Detectives generated numerous leads as they followed up on the vehicle.
Separately, the Oakland Police Department spotted the Porsche Cayenne that was stolen from the Orinda home on 35th Street in the city of Oakland. The Lexus captured in the Reconyx camera was also seen in the area. Miller was later arrested after he led officers on a short pursuit.
Orinda Detectives took custody of Miller. Following an interview with him, Miller was booked early this morning into the Martinez Detention Facility on numerous charges that include kidnapping, robbery, carjacking, false imprisonment and assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held in lieu of $375,000 bail.
“A big thanks to the Oakland Police Department for their assistance in this case,” said Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel. “Their alertness and diligence led to the arrest of this dangerous suspect.” Chief Nagel also praised the efforts of Orinda Police staff, who worked nonstop on this case since it happened.
Orinda Police will forward the case to the DA’s Office for review tomorrow. Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Orinda Police Department at (925) 254-6820.
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Gunman Pistol Whips Nanny In Orinda Home Invasion Tuesday; Steals Family Car
Lamorinda police are searching for the man who reportedly confronted a nanny working at a home on El Castillo in Orinda Tuesday, striking her with a handgun after ransacking the residence in view of a 5-year-old child before eventually taking the family’s black Porsche Cayenne.
Police said the assault, the second home-invasion robbery in Lamorinda in recent weeks, started when a black man described as 6′-tall, medium build, with short hair, approached the nanny as she raked leaves in front of the home while waiting for Karen Yim’s 5-year-old daughter to return from school.
Police said the suspect said something to the nanny she did not understand and the man left. Ten minutes later, after the child had returned home and had gone inside with her caretaker, police said the man returned, kicked in the front door, brandished a black handgun and demanded money.
Chief Mark Nagel said the suspect walked the nanny and the child through the home, opening drawers and at one point pistol-whipping the woman. The gunman took iPads, cash and car keys to the Yim’s 2012 black Porsche Cayenne (Lic. 6VMK320) – ultimately leaving in that car.
MOFD firefighters treated the victim for a head laceration at the scene.