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18-Year-Old Arrested in Orinda Nanny Pistol-Whipping Home Invasion: Sheriff

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    The Contra Costa County Sheriff on Thursday announced that deputies had arrested an 18-year-old following the pistol-whipping of a nanny in front of a young child during a home-invasion robbery in Orinda, California. Christie Smith reports. (Published Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015)

    The Contra Costa County Sheriff on Thursday announced that deputies had arrested an 18-year-old following the pistol-whipping of a nanny in front of a young child during a home-invasion robbery in Orinda, California.

    Authorities identified the suspect as Armani Miller of Oakland.

    Deputies had been looking for the suspect since he broke into a home on El Castillo, brandished a gun and demanded money from the nanny, after pistol-whipping her, police said. The 5-year-old girl that was in her care was downstairs the whole time, police said.

    The suspect took iPads, cash and the family's 2012 black Porsche Cayennne.

    Nanny Pistol-Whipped During Home-Invasion Robbery in Orinda: Police

    [BAY] Nanny Pistol-Whipped During Home-Invasion Robbery in Orinda: Police
    Orinda police are searching for a suspect who pistol-whipped a nanny during a home-invasion reported Tuesday. Terry McSweeney reports.
    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015)

    Karen Yim, who lives at the home where the crime took place, was relieved to hear of the arrest.

    "It's been really emotional," Karen Yim said. "Unbelievable at first."

    Her husband, Michael Yim, is also relieved the suspect has been caught.

    "It was a bit of a shocker," he said. "You don't move to Orinda and expect this."

    Police Chief Mark Nagel said there have been three home burglaries in Orinda in the past few days, including one caught on surveillance camera.

    The chief added the city's affluence and proximity to Highway 24 as an escape route makes it an attractive target. Tuesday's attack is the first where someone was home.

    Police said a break in the case came when an alert neighbor reported a Lexus parked near the crime scene on a security camera video. Police reviewed the footage and were able to get a license plate number from the picture.

    The picture led to Oakland, where the stolen Porsche was spotted, along with the suspicious Lexus. 

    The Yim family is now taking extra steps to secure their home.

    The suburb east of Oakland ranked no. 2 on a 2012 Forbes list of friendliest towns.

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