Two women arrested after victims found duct taped in home invasion
OKLAHOMA CITY - Two women have been arrested after police found two men tied up with duct tape and electrical cords in a southwest Oklahoma City home Monday morning.
Police say they learned that three armed men and two women ransacked the home, located in the 2800 block of S.W. 38th St.
According to authorities, the group tied up the people inside the home and took their wallets.
Richard Zamora said, “Somebody knocked the door and my friend opened the door.”
Orange cord is still in the front yard, which was used to tie Zamora’s hands and feet and duct tape was put across his mouth.
Zamora says the five people who invaded his home hit him several times with a gun, stole his money and took off in his friend’s black F-350 flatbed truck.
Shortly after the suspects left, the men were able to free themselves and call 911.
Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said, “It was one of our patrol officers, just a couple hours later, spotted the truck near S.W. 29th and May. Made a traffic stop and those two female were taken into custody.”
They arrested 22-year-old Chelsea Smith, who is charged with robbery with a firearm, unauthorized use of a credit card and concealing stolen property.
Officers also arrested 24-year-old Sara Rashelle Salcido, who is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Police say it is not every day that women are connected to a violent crime, like a home invasion.
Sgt. Wardlow said, “I think typically, most times the suspects are male. You do occasionally hear of a female suspect, but again I think it is kind of unusual to have females involved in this.”
Authorities are still searching for the three black males who were with the women.
They say anyone who commits this type of crime should be considered armed and dangerous.
Officials say they are hoping to catch them before they can hurt anyone else.
If you have any information on the crime, call CrimeStoppers at (405) 235-7300.