Authorities identify suspects in 3 invasions

The three are wanted in connection with one robbery on Friday and two on Sunday.

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 31, 2007

LUTZ - Warrants have been issued for three men suspected in three recent home robberies.

Cedric Stephens, 20, of 1216 Beacon Hills Drive in Tampa, faces charges of armed home invasion robbery and attempted murder, deputies say. Derrick B. Grady, 19, of 2017 17th Ave., in Tampa, and Ronnie F. Bolden, 18, of 4204 Sewaha St. in Tampa face charges of armed home invasion robbery, deputies say.

They are wanted in connection with the following robberies:

-Just before noon Friday, three men forced their way into an apartment at 15101 Buckhorn Court in Lutz, demanded money and made threats to shoot the victim, deputies say. The men left the home in a newer model red vehicle. They took cash and personal items.

-At 11:20 a.m. Sunday, men knocked on a door at 5427 Ginger Cove Drive in Tampa, entered the apartment, showed a gun and robbed a victim, deputies say. They drove off in a red vehicle.

-That day at 3:40 p.m., three men forced open a door at 2608 Rustic Ridge Loop, Apt. 102, in Lutz, pointed a gun at the victim and removed cash and a PlayStation 2, deputies say. As they left the apartment, they sprayed pepper spray in the victim's face. The victim grabbed a rifle and chased the intruders. One robber shot the victim in the back of the neck. The victim was taken to Tampa General Hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening.

Anyone with any information can call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.