Mountain View Voice

For the Record - October 5, 2012

Crime brief

Alleged drug dealer target of robbery

A victim of a recent home-invasion robbery in Mountain View was arrested for allegedly possessing drugs with the intent to sell them, as well as for owning a weapon and body armor illegally, because he is a convicted felon, according to the police.

The man and his wife were held at gunpoint inside his home in the 700 block of Sylvan Avenue early Oct. 1 while a group of five assailants "ransacked" their residence — stealing cash and a handgun before leaving, police spokesman Sgt. Sean Thompson said.

Thompson said the man, 50-year-old Kevin Brown, was arrested for possession of an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and cocaine — both of which appeared to be prepared to sell.

According to the police report, Brown was punched in the face in the midst of the robbery. Thompson said that Brown's wife was not injured during the ordeal.

The incident began at about 5:45 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1. Brown was walking to his car in a carport outside his home when he was accosted by five people, according to Thompson. All of them were wearing dark clothing with hoods and had their faces mostly covered. One of the robbers had a handgun.

Brown was hit while standing in the carport and then forced to walk back inside his home with the robbers in tow, according to Thompson. His wife was still asleep.

Once inside, the man and his wife were told to lie on the floor, while the robbers rifled through the home, Thompson said. The couple called 911 shortly after the robbers had gone.

Detectives do not believe the robbery was random, Thompson said. Anyone who may have seen something suspicious is encouraged to call the police department at 650-903-6395. All callers may remain anonymous.

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