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Novato Masked Robbery Suspect Arrested, Another Sought

Two masked suspects, possibly armed with handguns, entered a Novato home late Tuesday and assaulted a resident before leaving with some of their belongings, according to police.

By Bay City News Service: 

Police arrested one of two suspects who allegedly assaulted and robbed a resident inside a Novato home late Tuesday night.

Two masked suspects, possibly armed with handguns, entered the residence in the 1100 block of Third Street around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Novato police Detective Sgt. Michael Howard said.

The suspects assaulted the resident and demanded property before leaving, Howard said.

The resident suffered minor injuries in the attack, was able to retreat to another room and contacted police, who then identified Shawn Buckley, 18, of Novato, as one of the suspects, Howard said.

Buckley was contacted nearby and was arrested on Eighth Street at about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday.

He was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of robbery, burglary, assault with a firearm and violation of probation.

The second suspect remains at large, Howard said.


D. Cook May 30, 2014 at 02:53 AM
Had a discussion today with a friend about the Novato police and their obvious recent efforts to ramp up traffic enforcement and their crack downs on underage alcohol related offenses. We both noted we hadn't driven down Grant Ave, Redwood Blvd, San Marin Drive, or in Ignacio and NOT seen someone pulled over for a broken tail light or a seat belt infraction (looks like a lot of moms getting clipped for minor offenses) and/or read Patch where there was some weekly sting set up at local/alcohol selling businesses . It really seems that there is a concerted effort to fund the department/city (not sure where those ticket fees go?) while home invasions, stabbing at CVS, and murders by Lynwood school..and the like are on the rise. Heck, these are only the crimes that are pointed out on Patch. I am confident that other similar and more serious crimes are not being highlighted by Patch and the incredibly weak Novato Advance. No doubt safe driving is important as is underage drinking and those that supply them with their alcohol.. but what about the "really big" stuff? The violence reported in this article and the countless other more serious violent crimes (battery, theft, gang related violence, identity theft, prostitution...).. what is our police department doing about that? From this vantage point - the vast resources the NPD puts in to enforcing minor traffic infractions..as well as their infatuation with nabbing the waitress or the liquor store employee selling alcohol to some underage decoy - seems to take precedence over far more serious violent crimes ..which are on the rise. Just an observation.
M. Manzano May 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM
A well prepared citizen and a good dog or two will do wonders against thieves, rapists, and murderers attempting to get into your home. Had a break in once. The dog got him and so did I. Putting the fear of God into criminals is the only way.
Laura Tufo McElroy May 30, 2014 at 02:14 PM
A glock 45 does wonders. These losers will never contribute to society, were all doing society a favor by shooting these losers. Sending them to prison just costs us tax paying law abiding citizens money.
Bubba six pack May 30, 2014 at 03:31 PM
How about a law that says the parents are responsible for life, not until 18. DNA will tell us who they are, and they would be responsible for the cost of arrest, trial, and incarceration. This would make them think twice about firing up the old bastard cannon.
Hopkin May 30, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Bubba, we the taxpayer would still end up footing the bill for those who utilize subsidized breeding.

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