Suspect held in home invasion and robbery
Robert Nunez, 36, was taking a nap after dinner May 26 when he awoke to find a gun pressed to the back of his head. The man holding the gun told him that if he moved or looked, he would be shot.
As Nunez lay in bed, listening to the voices of what he thought were two or three other men, the man straddling him took off the gold necklace and cross Nunez was wearing, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report said. Soon afterward, the robbers were gone, along with Nunez's jewelry, wallet, $600 in cash and three flat-screen TVs from other rooms in the house.
Deputies do not yet know how many robbers entered the house in Dixie Grove Estates, but on Thursday they arrested their first suspect: Marquise Gamble, 21, of 3281 Masonville Loop in Holiday.
Investigators matched a fingerprint found on a jewelry box to Gamble, the sheriff's report said.
Gamble was charged with armed robbery and home invasion. He is being held at Land O'Lakes jail on $150,000 bail.
Officers are still looking for the other suspects, Pasco County Sheriff's Office spokesman Doug Tobin said.