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New Port Richey man faces another armed robbery charge


Robbery suspect faces more charges

A man sitting in jail for a slew of home invasion and robbery charges now faces additional charges, after an alleged accomplice told deputies about another robbery.

About midnight Nov. 23, Alvin Laffette Wright, 24, and Nicole Zischke, 21, were part of an armed home invasion robbery in which two masked men, one with a handgun, stole money, jewelry, medications, a TV and game console from a Port Richey home, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Two hours later, Wright and Zischke were seen using the victim's EBT card at a Walmart, the report said.

Officers arrested Zischke Thursday on a charge of home invasion robbery. She remained in jail Monday in lieu of $200,000 bail.

That robbery happened amid a string of at least two other home invasion robberies and aggravated batteries that investigators have connected to Wright.

On Nov. 16, a woman reported that as she was standing on her screen porch, a man burst through the screen and attacked her while demanding prescription drugs. Deputies identified Wright as the attacker.

He was arrested Nov. 29, after he walked into a house and beat the couple inside with the butt of a stolen semi-automatic pistol, again demanding drugs, according to a New Port Richey Police report. Authorities caught him after a foot chase through a Port Richey neighborhood.

Wright, of New Port Richey, was charged Friday with another count of armed home invasion robbery, putting his total bail at $570,150. He remained Tuesday at the Land O'Lakes jail.

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