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News Release

Thursday, July 27, 2006

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Detectives Captured 3 Home Invasion Robbers

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department detectives arrested three men connected to a home invasion robbery and sexual assault in the early morning hours in Hollywood.

On July 25, 2006, at around 4:00 a.m., three men entered a home in the 7600 block of DeLongpre Avenue through an open sliding glass window. They woke up the two women who lived in the home and demanded money and property from them.

One suspect, who was armed with a handgun, sexually assaulted the women while the other two ransacked the apartment. The suspects then tied up the victims and fled the home with the victim’s property.

During the investigation, the victims gave police a description of the suspects and their car. At 4:45 p.m. the same day, detectives stopped a black Pontiac Grand Prix with three males matching the suspects' description in the 3400 block of 3rd Avenue. They found some of the victim’s property inside the car. After serving a search warrant, police found additional items belonging to the victim.

The three men arrested were identified as James Robert Keys, 21, Bennie Rushing, 27, and Jamonte Collins, 22. Keys was booked on robbery and rape charges and bail was set at $200,000. Rushing and Collins were booked on robbery charges with $100,000 bail each.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Robbery Homicide Detective Gregory Stearns at 213-473-4736. During off-hours please call the 24-hour tip hotline at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Those who wish to remain anonymous are encouraged to call.